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More Than a Slave: The Life of Katherine Ferguson
A historical novel to stir the heart! Katherine Ferguson's parents are slaves in the late 1700s. Her mother escapes to New York only to be sold into slavery yet again, this time with her newborn, Katy. As her mother faces being taken away, she prays a desperate prayer, giving the little Katy over to God. More Than a Slave is a story of perseverance and inspiration about Ka ...more
Paperback, 208 pages
Published June 1st 2003 by Lift Every Voice
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More Than a Slave: The life of Katherine Ferguson by Margaret D. Pagan is a warm and passionate story of love and determination in the midst of hideous opposition brought on by the brutal force of ruthless slavery. Ms. Pagan tells a sad but delightful story of the unfortunate life of a beautiful little girl by the name Katherine. Indeed, she was more than a slave. In an aura of biblical warmth and motherly sensitivity, she exposes the strange and complicated practices of cruel slave owners in se ...more
Jul 28, 2012 Adrienna rated it really liked it · review of another edition
My heart strings are pulling for Katherine "Katy" because of slavery demands. Kathy lost her mother, sold into slavery, but how she's more than a slave is because she knows there is a higher power watching her and taking care of her. The desire of freedom was sown in the heart of her grandmother, Sowei, from Africa that was on the slave trade boat to come across to America. Her desire of freedom and hope nourished into her mother, Hannah, now the third generation--Katherine. She had the willpowe ...more