My children’s book, Jim Limber Davis: A Black Orphan in the Confederate White House is in and can be ordered online! I really do think this is a story that needs to be told. Please share it with your friends who have children. You can’t go wrong when you give a book as a gift. A book will always have attached memories. The holiday and birthday gifts that I most value and cause me to think the most about the person who gave it are certain books on my shelf. Also, giving books is an act that promotes literacy.
Go to this link and check out my new children’s book:
Here is a short summary of the book that Pelican included on the page: Jim Limber Davis was rescued from an abusive relative by First Lady Varina Davis when he was only five years old. Jefferson and Varina Davis then became his legal guardians and Jim lived with them in the White House for several years, enjoying life as a member of their family.
When the Union Soldiers invaded Richmond, Virginia, and captured Jefferson Davis, they also kidnapped Jim Limber. Soon after his capture, cruel rumors spread that Jim Limber was Jefferson Davis’ slave. After the Civil War, Jefferson Davis tried to locate Jim, but he was never found.
This true story shows how Jim Limber was accepted as one of the Davis’s own children and reveals their love for him. Although Jim’s whereabouts after the war still remain a mystery, this story offers an example of compassion during this complex time in our nation’s history.