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.
Sliding Beneath the Surface is Book I of The St. Augustine Trilogy
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.
A 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
The Sliding Beneath the Surface Reading Project
An article from teacher Kathy Snyder about her experience.
Includes reviews from reading and language arts teachers.
The multiple themes and threads that make the series of value.
The setting for the series in St. Augustine, Florida and how that provides a fascinating backdrop for action.
Specifies the actual historic events that happened in America’s oldest city that are woven into the series.