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To Be a Slave by Julius Lester
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Sep 30, 11

bookshelves: aa-and-urban, historical, non-fiction, trafficking-slavery, the-south
Read from September 26 to 29, 2011

Let me start off by saying, this is a great historical children's book, and it should be required reading in schools across America. Where I grew up, we didn't learn much about slavery, the civil rights movement, or any African American history for that matter. This is such an important part of our history.

I loved that the book has different chapters based on each time frame throughout slavery, including how they made it to the slave ship, their horrible journey to America, plantation life and then the emancipation. Each section has stories from different sources and slaves. It really explains how life was for them, and the things they had to experience. Excellent book overall!

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message 1: by Tia (new) - rated it 4 stars

Tia I got the one from PBS recently and can't wait to read it.


Sheena  at Hot Eats and Cool Reads It is a good one! I need to read another book like this soon!


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