To Be a Slave

To Be a Slave

Puffin Modern Classics
by Julius Lester
Publisher: Puffin Books
Mass market paperback, 160 pages
Price: $5.99

Historical Setting: America, 19th Century

Written in 1969 at the advice of an editor, this collection is based on the oral histories of slaves. Their stories are stories of long ago, but the power of their emotions will go on forever.

Caution: Because this book contains accurate depictions of the way some slaves were treated in the late 19th century, some of the accounts include language that is not appropriate for younger readers.

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