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Rebel Cargo

3.44 of 5 stars 3.44  ·  rating details  ·  18 ratings  ·  3 reviews
This powerful novel begins with Abena, a West African girl who is sold into slavery and transported on the notorious transatlantic sea-route to Jamaica's sugar plantations. Then the story turns to Mungo, an English orphan who becomes a cabin boy, only to be kidnapped and sold as a white slave. When fate brings the youngsters together, Mungo risks life and limb to save Aben ...more
Hardcover, 300 pages
Published November 28th 2007 by Frances Lincoln Children's Books
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Mungo Mullins was orphaned and placed on the street when his parents drowned when the sailing vessel they were on crashed on the rocks. When he tries to help a hanged slave he finds a piece of paper that documents the atrocious conditions under which the slaves are transported to Jamaica and becomes the target of some slavers. He tries to avoid them by becoming a cabin boy on a vessel but his pursuers sign on the same vessel and capture him upon reaching port in Jamaica. He is sold into slavery ...more
I found the title for this book after I had read "Sniper". This story is about a black slave girl and a white slave boy and how their paths cross and affect each other. Young peoples novel set during the slave trade time of history.
A very powerful novel, one I won't forget anytime soon. Not for the faint hearted.
It did give me an insight on slavery in the 1800's something I knew absolutely nothing about.
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