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William Wilberforce: The Freedom Fighter (Trailblazers)

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From the book: 'No! No! cried the little boy, 'Please no! I want to stay with my Mother!' 'Be quiet!' shouted the man who roughly pulled his mother from him. She was taken to a raised platform and offered for sale, immediately. The heart-broken mother was to be separated from her little boy for the rest of her life.This was the fate of thousands of women and children in th ...more
Paperback, 144 pages
Published September 20th 2004 by CF4kids (first published October 1st 1997)
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Rami Saber
Mar 09, 2013 Rami Saber rated it really liked it
A great book about a great man,

The story is an easy read, about a man who fought against the stream and changed the world. For me I found it very moving, because I my self, am a man who is living for others. As this may be good in some situations it is not in others. Living in a peaceful and passive way is not good most of the times.

This is exactly what moved me in the story, this man although lived a life where he could have been as passive as he wants, enjoying the luxuries and joys of life. S
May 21, 2015 Suzanne rated it really liked it
I can't believe that I had never heard of William Wilberforce. He was instrumental in ending the slave trade in Great Britain. This biography was a very short easy to read book meant for upper elementary. I would be very interested in reading one that was mean for older readers.
Carter Johnson
Jul 20, 2014 Carter Johnson rated it liked it
While Bingham's prose is often elementary and lacking in insight, this short volume remains a moving account of one of history's greatest Christian humanitarians.
Feb 29, 2016 Megan rated it really liked it
When I picked this book out, I had never heard of William Wilberforce before, and decided to read it. Within a few minutes, I was deeply drawn into it. It is an amazing story, of how one man was determined to abolish slavery, and help others. I really enjoyed reading this book. I highly recommend it to ages ten and older.
Jan 23, 2016 Johanna rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Anyone interested in William Wilberforce or the abolishment of the slave trade.
Watched Amazing Grace and realised how little I knew about William Wilberforce, so I thought I'd make up for it by reading a biography. I read it in one day. I'd love to find a longer, more detailed one less aimed at children, but unfortunately I doubt I'd understand the politics involved.
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