The Fifth of March: A Story of the Boston Massacre

by Ann Rinaldi

It's 1770, and fourteen-year-old Rachel Marsh is a servant in the Boston household of John Adams. But her loyalty to the Adams family is tested by her friendship with Matthew Kilroy, a British private with an unsavory reputation. Rachel knows Matthew is frustrated and angry, but even she is surprised when he is accused of joining soldiers in firing upon a mob of citizens . . . in the bloody encounter that came to be known as the Boston Massacre.

  • Format: eBook
  • ISBN-13/ EAN: 9780547351162
  • ISBN-10: 054735116X
  • Pages: 352
  • Publication Date: 11/30/1993

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    “Carefully researched and lovingly written, Rinaldi’s latest presents a girl indentured to John and Abigail Adams during the tense period surrounding the 1770 Massacre. . . . Fortuitously timed, a novel that illuminates a moment from our past that has strong parallels to recent events. Bibliography.”Kirkus Reviews

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