Jim Limber Davis: A Black Orphan in the Confederate White House
Jim Limber Davis was rescued from an abusive guardian 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 Confederate White House for several years. This true story shows how Jim Limber was accepted as one of Davis's own children and reveals their love for him. Although Jim's whereabouts after the war still remain a mystery, the story offers and example of compassion during this complex time in our nation's history. 31 color illustrations. Ages 5-8.