The Long Journey Home: Stories From Black History by Julius Lester

The Long Journey Home: Stories From Black History

byJulius Lester

Paperback | January 1, 1998

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Meet Rambler, a runaway slave roaming the countryside with a guitar, who knows the only way to stay free is to keep moving. Louis is another runaway, fleeing the plantation where he was raised, because he is about to be sold. And Jake and Mandy's marriage is damaged by slavery—and destroyed by freedom. Here is the African-American experience, brought alive by a master storyteller.

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Writer, professor, and photographer Julius Lester was born in St. Louis, Missouri on January 27, 1939. He received a B.A. in English from Fisk University in 1960. Lester's photographs from the civil rights movement era have been exhibited by the Smithsonian Institution and are part of Howard University's permanent collection. In additi...
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Title:The Long Journey Home: Stories From Black HistoryFormat:PaperbackDimensions:160 pages, 7.74 × 5.08 × 0.43 inPublished:January 1, 1998Publisher:Penguin Young Readers Group

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ISBN - 10:0140389814

ISBN - 13:9780140389814

Appropriate for ages: 13 - 17

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Meet Rambler, a runaway slave roaming the countryside with a guitar, who knows the only way to stay free is to keep moving. Louis is another runaway, fleeing the plantation where he was raised, because he is about to be sold. And Jake and Mandy's marriage is damaged by slavery -- and destroyed by freedom. Here is the African-American experience, brought alive by a master storyteller