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  • Title: Wolf by the Ears
  • Author: Ann Rinaldi
  • ISBN: 9780590434126
  • Page: 265
  • Format: Paperback

  • Harriet Hemings has always been happy in the comfortable, protected world that is Monticello She s been well treated there no one has ever called her a slave But that is what she is, a slave of a man who wrote the Declaration of Independence And there are rumors that she might be than Thomas Jefferson s slave she might be his daughter.Now Harriet has to make a cHarriet Hemings has always been happy in the comfortable, protected world that is Monticello She s been well treated there no one has ever called her a slave But that is what she is, a slave of a man who wrote the Declaration of Independence And there are rumors that she might be than Thomas Jefferson s slave she might be his daughter.Now Harriet has to make a choice to run to freedom or to stay If she stays, she ll remain a slave But how can she choose freedom, if it means leaving behind her family, her race, and the only home she s ever known
    Ann Rinaldi
    Ann Rinaldi b August 27, 1934, in New York City is a young adult fiction author She is best known for her historical fiction, including In My Father s House, The Last Silk Dress, An Acquaintance with Darkness, A Break with Charity, and Hang a Thousand Trees with Ribbons She has written a total of forty novels, eight of which were listed as notable by the ALA In 2000, Wolf by the Ears was listed as one the best novels of the preceding twenty five years, and later of the last one hundred years She is the most prolific writer for the Great Episode series, a series of historical fiction novels set during the American Colonial era She also writes for the Dear America series.Rinaldi currently lives in Somerville, New Jersey, with her husband, Ron, whom she married in 1960 Her career, prior to being an author, was a newspaper columnist She continued the column, called The Trentonian, through much of her writing career Her first published novel, Term Paper, was written in 1979 Prior to this, she wrote four unpublished books, which she has called terrible She became a grandmother in 1991.Rinaldi says she got her love of history from her eldest son, who brought her to reenactments She says that she writes young adult books because I like to write them.


    Cover Blurb: It looks dated, the girl in the front does not at all look how I imagine Harriet. She looks more Hispanic or Latino descent than African; her features aren’t right.What I Liked: Like all of Rinaldi’s female characters, Harriet is a strong protagonist, doesn’t have an attitude, is intelligent, and feminine without being weak. I was able to appreciate her struggle, thus her indecision didn’t get as annoying as it could have.What I Disliked: While I liked Harriet well enough, s [...]

    Harriet Hemings is a slave of Thomas Jefferson's and has been all her life. But she's been well cared for, educated and not worked very hard. In a few short years she'll be 21 and that means she will be free. Harriet doesn't want to go, doesn't want to leave her home. How could she? She loves it there, but Harriet soon realizes taking her freedom will be for the best. And so she begins to prepare for her leaving when she turns 21.This is a historical fiction book about Harriet Hemings, who histo [...]

    This book is a historical fiction book about a slave girl, Harriet Hemmings, at Monticello (Thomas Jefferson's plantation). She is the slave daughter of Thomas Jefferson. (The author says that Thomas Jefferson had several children with a slave woman after his wife died, but I haven't looked into history to know if this is true or not.) The author creates a very intersting character in Thomas Jefferson. He is portrayed as someone who does not like slavery or even believe in it, but he owns many s [...]

    "We have the wolf by the ear and feel the danger of neither holding or letting him loose."- Thomas Jefferson, Monticello, 18 July 1824To me, this book was kind of inspirational. I was impressed with how strong Harriet was as a character. I loved that she was such a meaningful female protagonist and that her devotion to Jefferson came so naturally. Jefferson was a very intriguing character, especially since history has a way of immortalizing our presidents and "famous people", it was good to see [...]

    Despite liking Time Enough for Drums and Hang a Thousand Trees with Ribbons, I could not trudge my whole way through Wolf by the Ears. In this book, Rinaldi attempts to tell the tale of Harriet Hemmings, presumed illegitimate daughter of Thomas Jefferson and one of his slaves, Sally. It seemed as if she tried too hard to dance around the controversy of Thomas Jefferson being a respected father of our country and yet a slave holder who apparently was an adulterer with his "servant." The book also [...]

    Heather StewartHistorical FictionThis is the story of Harriet Hemings who believed she was the illegitimate child of Thomas Jefferson. She is a slave at Monticello but is treated very kindly by the “master”. Her mother will not say outright that he is their father. When Harriet turns 21 she will be given her freedom papers and allowed to leave there forever as a free woman. She doesn’t want to leave Monticello but she knows that if she stays and Mr. Jefferson dies she may be sold and conti [...]

    Bridget R. Wilson
    Written before the conclusive DNA testing that proved Thomas Jefferson did have children with his slave Sally Hemings, Rinaldi's book explores the struggle of Sally's daughter Harriet to understand who she is. She is a light-skinned slave. There are rumors that the master is her father. Her freedom is guaranteed at age 21, but does she dare to take it? Her options are to stay on the plantation where she surely will be married to another slave, to leave the plantation as a free nigra, or to leave [...]

    Very well written and so sad that Harriet Hemings was treated as a slave though she was mostly white. It just shows how far the 'masters' of the time had convinced themselves that slavery was right. They were such hypocrites. Saying white blood was the best, while many of the white men were sleeping with their slaves and producing children who were a part of both worlds but belonging to neither. It's horrid.But the book was great.

    This was my first Ann Rinaldi book. It was sooo good that I have gone on to read every book of hers I can find. It is written with youth in mind. Many of her books tell the back story to famous men's lives through their daughters.

    Jessica Prescott
    "I'se part of this place. But you ain't."You, chile, is part of somethin' else. Somethin' new. Out there."Go. However you wants. For all of us."EXCUSE ME WHILE I GO CURL UP IN A CORNER AND CRY.

    Jane Irish Nelson
    I read this some time ago, and enjoyed it them. But unfortunately, it did not hold up on re-reading. Perhaps partly because I know more about the history it is (supposedly) based on — and perhaps also because in the years since it was written new discoveries have been made regarding Thomas Jefferson and the Hemings family. The story is told from Harriet Hemings point of view, in a journal given her by Jefferson, and covers the last two of three years she lives at Monticello. The author is usin [...]

    Rebekah Higley
    I enjoyed it.

    A YA book imagining the diary of Harriet Hemings, confronting emotions and ideas around her family's origins, slavery, racism, freedom. Read this one for book club, and it was fine.I give Rinaldi a lot of props for writing a book asserting the Hemings-Jefferson connection long before many historians were able to (hell, some still aren't), at a time when suggesting it was still highly controversial. She also writes the issues to a YA-level rather deftly - she seems to know the audience well, and [...]

    ESCAPING THE VELVET TRAPNarrated in the first person by Harriet, daughter of the slave, Sally Hemings of Monticello, this story presents serious historical fiction at the YA level. Meticulously researched by author Rinaldi--who excels in this genre, the book was inspired by a quote from the author of the acclaimed Declaration of Independence. Jefferson himself agonized over the institution of Slavery, describing it as a wolf by the ears, which the country could not handle safely, yet without whi [...]

    Jonathan Bradley
    Um, it was good. It felt much quieter than the other books I've read; in terms of plot it was very placid, with almost all the action taking place inside Harriet's head. This was a feature of A Break With Charity, as well, but it shares with Time Enough For Drums an ever-precipitating social crisis unfolding in the background. It would be worthwhile, I think, to read this alongside The Hemingses of Monticello — which I haven't read. At times I found myself unable to trust the history quite so [...]

    Katherine Basto
    I liked this book by Ann Rinaldi;It was filled with lots of folk wisdom and anguished insights. I learned a great deal of what it was like to be the reputed daughter of Thomas Jefferson by his slave Sally Heming. What it must feel like to leave your home to "pass" as a white woman. Leaving both her black and white family behind in order to better her station in life.Harriet's ambivalence about being a slave yet the daughter of the writer of the "Declaration of Independence" comes through strong [...]

    Rebecca Radnor
    Harriet and her siblings are the children of Sally Hemings a slave, yet hold a special place in the household of Thomas Jefferson. None of the Hemings siblings consider themselves to be truly slaves: all are educated by a private tutor, they are given only light duties, they have full access to Jefferson's library, and all have been promised their freedom when they turn 21. They know that this is because they are probably Jefferson's children, and yet he never publicly recognizes them as such an [...]

    Meh. More of an 'I'm so bored, I just read every book fifty times and my room is clean and vacuumed and my schoolwork is done and my Spanish vocab is studied and I have no stories to invent and my friends are busy and my mom is working and it's raining so Ii have to stay inside and my brothers are programming and my sister is still brushing her hair and my piano practice is done and I've memorized Frozen and drawn portraits of random people and written in my journal and read the scriptures and s [...]

    Kathy Miles
    Historical fiction. Told from the eyes of Sally Hemings' daughter, Harriet, who has a relatively easy life as a slave, or "servant" as they are called at Monticello. Rumors abound that she and some of her siblings at least are actually the daughter of former President Thomas Jefferson himself, and although he is kind to the entire Hemings family, Jefferson never acknowledges his fatherhood to the children. When asked, Sally Hemings keeps silent on the subject also. Harriet struggles with not kno [...]

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    Harriet Hemings lives in the comfortable and protected world of Monticello. She is the daughter of Thomas Jefferson’s slave, Sally Hemings. Many suspect that Harriet and four of her siblings are Thomas Jefferson’s children as they all have red hair and very light skin. The eldest, Thomas, has already left the plantation and passed himself off as a white man. Beverly will be the next to leave. When Jefferson refuses to send him to the university, Beverly steals a horse and runs away. Harriet [...]

    Sarah Crawford
    This is another historical book by Ann Rinaldi. In this case, it deals with a girl named Harriet Hemings who's mother is black. Her father, though, seems to have been Thomas Jefferson. Harriet is brought up in the best manner possible with a decent education. She lives in the main house and not with the slaves. She also happens to be very light-skinned.She has various things she has to figure out. Is Thomas Jefferson really her father? (She adores him, actually). When she gets to be 21, will she [...]

    While I can’t say that Rinaldi’s book hit my “favorites” list, I did thoroughly enjoy it, and was compelled to get to the last page. This historical fiction novel follows the story of Harriet Hemmings, the supposed illegitimate daughter of Thomas Jefferson. Throughout the book we see her struggle with her identity, not knowing if Thomas Jefferson is really her father, and not feeling like she fits fully into the white or nigra world. Most of the book focuses around Harriet herself, as op [...]

    This book began bland to me, but it quickly started getting better after the first fifty pages. Like all of Ann Rinaldi's historical fiction that I have read, A Wolf By the Ears was a very well written novel. Before this, I had never heard of Thomas Jefferson's supposed children with one of his slaves. Although I have learned he in fact did not father Sally Heming's children, the topic still intrigued me greatly. This was the first time I had ever read about a clearly white person living as a sl [...]

    Historical novel about a daughter of Sally Hemings and Thomas Jefferson. I love the way Rinaldi explores the various options available to mixed-race folks (passing or not passing, being part of a supportive community or moving away to seek financial and social upward-mobility) without judging. Also just really good psychologically; imagine what it would be like to be the daughter of Thomas Jefferson, but also legally his slave! Rinaldi also illustrates some of the contradictions of Jefferson: he [...]

    This is the first book by Ann Rinaldi that I have ever finished. I love history but usually her writing style is not as enjoyable to me. This is the story of Harriet Hemmings the daughter of Sally Hemmings. This is the story of her transition from slave to when she leaves. I'll be honest. While Ann Rinaldi has very creative ideas, usually her books are boring to me because the action, romance and anything else that I really like is almost no existent. This book is no exception. The only thing th [...]

    Gretchen Widdison
    This book took me over a year to finish. I bought this as one of my classroom checkout books. I thought the concept was interesting, and it brought up some interesting historical facts. However the book wasn't very exciting. I kept waiting for something to happen, which it never did. The book focuses on the main characters internal conflicts and deals a lot with her being wishy washy about her feelings and her desires for her future. When it finally got to the part I was waiting for the book end [...]

    Harriet Hemings and her brothers, children of Sally Hemings, a slave at Monticello, have reason to believe that their father was Thomas Jefferson himself (a question which has been dealt with in biographies and novels before). This is Harriet's story of her years between age 19 and 21, when she ponders whether to stay at Monticello, which she loves, as a slave, or to be given her freedom and to pass as a white woman. Ann Rinaldi writes historical novels for middle/high school ages; this one was [...]

    This is an interesting and entirely fictitious look at the Hemmings family and Thomas Jefferson's views on slavery. It's told in diary format by our narrator Harriet, who may or may not be the enslaved daughter of Thomas Jefferson. (I think this was written before the DNA testing was done-most historians now agree that he was very likely the father of Harriet and her siblings.) I felt that it handled some complex moral issues well without being judgmental or preachy. Harriet is there to narrate [...]

    Ok so it is really good. And mostly true too, well I guess that's the meaning of "historical fiction". It's about ,Harriet Hemmings the daughter of Sally Hemmings who was Thomas Jefferson's "mistress". (because it was illegal for blacks and whites to marry)The stuff you learn about slavery is good, and it really shows how this girl must have felt- not knowing who her father was, but yet having a man TREAT her like his daughter but not being able to tell the world about it. The only bad part abou [...]

    This book is about the daughter of Sally Hemmings, who was believed to be the black mistress of Thomas Jefferson. The interesting thing about that is Sally was nearly white, and her children had seven out of eight grandparents white and one black. Enough in that day to declare yourself white. But they were owned and slaves. Thomas Jefferson felt torn about slaverey, hence the title of the book, I like this story, told from Harriet, Sally's only surviving daughter. Ann Rinaldi based the story as [...]

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