Rod Brown and Julius Lester bring history to life in this profoundly moving exploration of the slave experience. From the Middle Passage to the auction block, from the whipping post to the fight for freedom, this book presents not just historical facts, but the raw emotions of the people who lived them. Inspired by Rod Brown’s vivid paintings, Julius Lester has written a text that places each of us squarely inside the skin of both slave and slaveowner. It will capture the heart of every reader, black or white, young or old.
An ALA Best Book for Young Adults An NCSS-CBC Notable Children’s Trade Book in the Field of Social Studies A Booklist Editors’ Choice Book
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About Julius Lester
Born in 1939, Julius Lester spent his youth in the Midwest and the South and received a B.A. in English from Fisk University in 1960.Since 1968 he has published 25 books of fiction, nonfiction, children’s books, and poetry. Among the… More about Julius Lester
Published by Puffin Books Dec 01, 1999| 40 Pages| 11 x 9| Middle Grade (8-12)| ISBN 9780140566697