Rod Brown and Julius Lester bring history to life in this profoundly moving exploration of the slave experience. From the Middle Passage to the auction block, from the whipping post to the fight for freedom, this book presents not just historical facts, but the raw emotions of the people who lived them. Inspired by Rod Brown's vivid paintings, Julius Lester has written a text that places each of us squarely inside the skin of both slave and slaveowner. It will capture the heart of every reader, black or white, young or old.
Age Range: 8 - 12 years
Grade Level: 3 - 7
Lexile Measure: AD720L (What's this?)
Paperback: 40 pages
Publisher: Puffin Books; 59784th edition (December 1, 1999)
Product Dimensions: 11 x 0.2 x 9.1 inches
Shipping Weight: 6.4 ounces