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To Be a Slave - Julius Lester, Tom Feelings
To Be a Slave
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To be a slave. To be owned by another person, as a car, house, or a table is owned. To live as a piece of property that could be sold...This book is about how it felt. The words of black men and women who had themselves been slaves are here, accompanied by Julius Lester's historical commentary... show more
To be a slave. To be owned by another person, as a car, house, or a table is owned. To live as a piece of property that could be sold...This book is about how it felt. The words of black men and women who had themselves been slaves are here, accompanied by Julius Lester's historical commentary and Tom Feelings's powerful and muted paintings, To Be a Slave has been a touchstone in children's literature for over thirty years."It is rare to find a book that enables children to identify as compellingly with slaves as this one does." -Publishers Weekly "From history-and for our time-there's nothing better than To Be a Slave." -The New York Times Book ReviewAwards: A 1969 Newbery Honor BookAn ALA Notable BookA School Library Journal Best Book of the YearA Smithsonian Magazine Best Book of the Year
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780141310015 (0141310014)
ASIN: 141310014
Publisher: Puffin
Pages no: 160
Edition language: English
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4.0 To Be a Slave
This is a Newbery Medal winner. This is a children's book. This is essential reading. I was ready to move beyond the biographies of Frederick Douglass and others to search for more depth into the day to day existence of the American slave, and yes, in this book for children, I found it. To Be A Slav...
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