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Carla Killough McClafferty

Biography

Carla Killough McClafferty

Carla Killough McClafferty is the author of many nonfiction books for young readers, including THE MANY FACES OF GEORGE WASHINGTON: Remaking a Presidential Icon, which was a School Library Journal Best Book of 2011, a Junior Library Guild selection and an ALA Notable Book.

Carla Killough McClafferty

Books by Carla Killough McClafferty

by Carla Killough McClafferty - Biography, Children's 10+, Children's Nonfiction, History, Nonfiction, Social Issues

When he was 11 years old, George Washington inherited 10 human beings. His own life has been well chronicled, but the lives of the people he owned --- the people who supported his plantation and were buried in unmarked graves there --- have not. Using fascinating primary source material and photographs of historical artifacts, Carla McClafferty sheds light on the lives of several people George Washington owned; the property laws that complicated his decision to free them; and the Cemetery Survey, an archeological dig that is shaping our understanding of Mount Vernon's Slave Cemetery.