To 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

About The Author

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:To Be A SlaveFormat:PaperbackDimensions:176 pages, 8.25 × 5.4 × 0.45 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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