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Once on this River

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Now in Knopf Paperback--the riveting historical novel of a young black girl's shocking discovery of her true heritage. The first eleven years of Monday de Groot's life have been virtually untouched by slavery. But all that changes when Monday and her mother leave the safety of Madagascar and set sail for New York. The year is 1760, and Monday's uncle has been illegally ens ...more
Paperback, 160 pages
Published December 7th 1998 by Knopf Books for Young Readers (first published 1997)
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Nicole
May 15, 2014 Nicole rated it liked it
This young adult novel is about an 11 year old African girl named Monday who travels from her home in Madagascar to New York in the 1700s. Her mother, who was born in America, is returning to help prove that Monday's uncle (who was recently sold as a slave) is a free man. It was a very interesting read. I love historical fiction, and there was also a bit of a mystery in this story...something about her past that Monday's mother didn't want to reveal to her.

I did wonder, however, how much the aut
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Free blacks in New York City in 1760. An interesting depiction of their community.
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