Saturnalia
published in 1992

Details

Appropriate age:
Tween/Young Teen (age 12-14)
Reading level:
Grade 7
Genre: Fiction
Cultures: Americas, United States, Native American
Subjects: Colonial, Friendship, Values

Description

"I Want You To Know That My Eye Is Upon You" It is December 1681, and the words of Mr. Baggot, the tithingman, terrify young William. William is living a strange double life. By day he is a printer's apprentice living in a white man's house. By night, he is Weetasket of the Narraganset tribe who must risk Baggot's wrath to search for his lost brother. Then comes the winter celebration of the Saturnalia -- the ancient Roman holiday on which masters and slaves trade roles. Will William's secret be revealed? And what dark deed of others will be brought to light on this fateful night?