To Be A Slave
Tom Feelings (A) and Julius Lester (ILT)
List Price: $6.99 (Paperback - History / Slave Narratives - 2005)
Description: 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. A compilation, of selected narratives from various sources and arranged chronologically, of the reminiscences of slaves and ex-slaves about their experiences from the leaving of Africa through the Civil War and into the early twentieth century. (176 pgs) Young Adult
Ashay says, "Powerful and thought provoking, because the book helps us To understand the pain and suffering of our enslaved ancestors experience. Slavery is an evil institution and reading real life stories makes it more so. This book also won a Newberry Award and was part of a PBS Special starring Oprah Winfrey, Samuel Jackson and many other great African American actors. Must have for the library and classroom!"
Product Dimensions: 8.1 x 5.5 x 0.5 inches
Shipping Weight: 6.9 ounces