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Letters from a Slave Girl : The Story of Harriet Jacobs (Reprint) (Paperback) (Mary E. Lyons)
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Harriet Jacobs was born into slavery; it's the only life she has ever known. Now, with the death of her mistress, there is a chance she will be given her freedom, and for the first time Harriet feels hopeful. But hoping can be dangerous, because disappointment is devastating. Harriet has one last hope, though: escape to the North. And as she faces numerous ordeals, this hope gives her the strength she needs to survive.Based on the true story of Harriet Ann Jacobs, Letters from a Slave Girl reveals in poignant detail what thousands of African-American women had to endure not long ago. It's a story that will enlighten, anger, and never be forgotten.
A collection of fictional letters retells the life of Harriet Ann Jacobs, a young slave who escaped to the North in the 1840s and became a published author. An ALA Notable Children's Book & ALA Best Book for Young Adults. Reprint.
Number of Pages: 175
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Sub-Genre: Social Issues / Prejudice + Racism, Biographical / United States, Historical / United States / 19th Century
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Age Range: Teen
Author: Mary E. Lyons
Street Date: January 1, 2007
Item Number (DPCI): 248-45-6174