Shannon Lanier is the sixth great-grandson of Thomas Jefferson and African-American slave, Sally Hemings. In 1998, Lanier embarked on a journey to uncover the history behind his heritage. Told from the multiple perspectives of Jefferson’s descendants, Jefferson’s Children is the story of Lanier’s travels across the country to meet his relatives from both sides of the family. The interviews and photographs contained paint a fascinating and complicated picture of a family that represents the larger family of America.
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About Jane Feldman
Jane Feldman is a professional photographer whose striking work has gained international attention in the field of advertising and among nonprofit organizations that promote youth empowerment. She is also the coauthor and photographer of Jeffersons Children: The Story of One… More about Jane Feldman
Published by Random House Books for Young Readers Dec 24, 2002| 160 Pages| 8 x 9-1/4| Middle Grade (8-12)| ISBN 9780375821684