To Be a Slave - (Puffin Modern Classics) by Julius Lester (Paperback)
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About the BookReaders learn about the lives of countless slaves and former slaves, who tell about their forced journeys from Africa to the United States, their work in the fields and houses of their owners, and their passion for freedom. Illustrations.
Book SynopsisWhat was it like to be a slave? Listen to the words and learn about the lives of countless slaves and ex-slaves, telling about their forced journey from Africa to the United States, their work in the fields and houses of their owners, and their passion for freedom. You will never look at life the same way again.
About the AuthorJulius Lester is a celebrated author whose accolades include a Newbery Honor and a Coretta Scott King Award. He is also a National Book Award finalist, a National Book Critics Circle nominee, and a recipient of the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award. In addition to his critically acclaimed writing career, Mr. Lester has distinguished himself as a civil rights activist, musician, photographer, radio talk-show host, and professor. For 32 years he taught at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. He lives in western Massachusetts. Tom Feelings has received numerous awards for his art in books. In 1972, he was the first African-American artist to win a Caldecott Honor, for Moja Means One: Swahili Counting Book, and in 1975 he won a second Caldecott Honor for Jambo Means Hello: Swahili Alphabet Book, both written by Muriel Feelings. Mr. Feelings taught art at the University of South Carolina. It was during that time he published perhaps his best-known work, The Middle Passage, which won the 1996 Coretta Scott King Award. Mr. Feelings was working on finishing his last picture book, I Saw Your Face, a collaboration with the poet Kwame Dawes, not long before his death in 2003.
Dimensions (Overall): 7.04 Inches (H) x 5.02 Inches (W) x .49 Inches (D)
Weight: .3 Pounds
Suggested Age: 8-12 Years
Number of Pages: 176
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
Sub-Genre: Biography & Autobiography
Series Title: Puffin Modern Classics
Publisher: Puffin Books
Author: Julius Lester
Street Date: December 29, 2005
Item Number (DPCI): 248-49-6265
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported
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Estimated ship dimensions: 0.49 inches length x 5.02 inches width x 7.04 inches height
Estimated ship weight: 0.3 pounds
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