Friday, November 18, 2016

#PictureBookMonth Giveaway: A Spy Called James

Happy Picture Book Month and happy Friday to you all! Today we're giving away a copy of A Spy Called James: The True Story of James Lafayette, Revolutionary War Double Agent, written by Anne Rockwell and illustrated by Coretta Scott King Award winner Floyd Cooper.

Told for the first time in picture book form is the true story of James Lafayette—a slave who spied for George Washington's army during the American Revolution. But while America celebrated its newfound freedom, James returned to slavery. His service hadn't qualified him for the release he'd been hoping for. For James the fight wasn't over; he'd already helped his country gain its freedom, now it was time to win his own.

Here are three ways you can enter for a chance to win: 
  • leave a comment on this post that includes your first and last name 
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  • tweet this line: Tweet for a chance to win  A SPY CALLED JAMES from @LernerBooks! 
US entries only, please. We'll announce the winner on the blog on Friday, December 2. Good luck!


  1. I'm not familiar with James Lafayette so I'm interested to read this one!

  2. Marilyn HollinsheadNovember 18, 2016 at 3:12 PM

    Great subject and a great cover. Lerner chose well.

  3. These illustrations are amazing. Reading this story to my story will be a literary highlight. Generous!