To Be A Slave by Julius LesterTo Be A Slave by Julius Lester

To Be A Slave

byJulius LesterIllustratorTom Feelings

Paperback | December 18, 2000

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A Newbery Honor Book

What was it like to be a slave?  Listen to the words and learn about the lives of countless slaves and ex-slaves, telling about their forced journey from Africa to the United States, their work in the fields and houses of their owners, and their passion for freedom.  You will never look at life the same way again.


"The dehumanizing aspects of slavery are made abundantly clear, but a testament to the human spirit of those who endured or survived this experience is exalted."—Children's Literature
Julius Lester is a celebrated author whose accolades include a Newbery Honor and a Coretta Scott King Award. He is also a National Book Award finalist, a National Book Critics Circle nominee, and a recipient of the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award. In addition to his critically acclaimed writing career, Mr. Lester has distinguished himself...
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Title:To Be A SlaveFormat:PaperbackDimensions:176 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 0.46 inPublished:December 18, 2000Publisher:Penguin Young Readers GroupLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0141310014

ISBN - 13:9780141310015

Appropriate for ages: 9 - 12

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