Teen Paranormal & Historical Book Explores Slavery

November 3, 2013

Dade blog 4

The slave Luis Pacheco leads U.S. forces through the Florida wilderness in 1835

Sliding Beneath the Surface for young adults is a work of fiction that places two teens, one African American and one white, directly in the middle of the event that led to the Second Seminole War in Florida. This is a rapid-fire, no-holds-barred plunge into involuntary servitude and how it figured in U.S. Native American history.

Here’s the book trailer.


Trilogy Graphic - blog


Sliding Beneath the Surface is Book I of The St. Augustine Trilogy 

 Book Description

In America’s oldest and most haunted city, St. Augustine, Florida, Teenager Jeff Golden is in trouble. Horrible dreams won’t let him sleep, and he is up to his eyeballs in terrifying, paranormal experiences.

Finally, Jeff turns to his girlfriend Carla, and Lobo, the mysterious Native American shaman, for help. But what he discovers is a lot more than he bargained for.

Sliding - blogA ghostly presence linked to a local historic cemetery is not only threatening Jeff’s sanity but his life as well. And before he knows what’s happening, Jeff finds both himself and Carla pulled into one of the nastiest and bloody events in Florida history. It is a place from which they may never escape.

See the links below for Further Details on This Book, Its Reviews and How It Is Being Used in Schools

Description for The St. Augustine Trilogy

Reading Motivation that Worked

The Sliding Beneath the Surface Reading Project

Reading Teacher Sparks Student Interest

An article from teacher Kathy Snyder about her experience.

Quotes From Sliding Beneath the Surface Book Reviews 

Book reviews for Sliding Beneath the Surface on Amazon.com

Includes  reviews from reading and language arts teachers.

A Book Series for the Reading Classroom

The multiple themes and threads that make the series of value.

The St. Augustine Trilogy and America’s Oldest City

The setting for the series in St. Augustine, Florida and how that provides a fascinating backdrop for action.

The St. Augustine Trilogy & Historic Events

Specifies the actual historic events that happened in America’s oldest city that are woven into the series.


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