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I, Juan de Pareja by Elizabeth Borton de Trevino
Call Number: S\ Tre
Publication Date: 2008-04-29
African slave Juan de Pareja, treated well for most of his life of servitude to seventeenth-century Spanish artist Diego Velazquez, feels the bonds of his position most keenly when he too learns to paint, but is forbidden from revealing his talent.
The Slave Boy by Laurie Sheehan
Call Number: S\BIO 921 She
Publication Date: 2008-08-01
Olaudah Equiano and his sister were among countless thousands of children wrenched from their African homeland to suffer the inhumn and degrading brutality of slavery. Through hard work and honesty he was able to purchase his freedom and began working with the Abolitionists to end the slave trade. Proudly regarding himself as the ambassador of millions of maltreated Africans, he wrote his account of slavery "The Interesting Narrative of The Life of Olaudah Equiano," which made a great impact on the public and which was instrumental in ending the slave trade.
Pirates! by Celia Rees
Call Number: S\ REE
Publication Date: 2005-09-03
At the dawn of the eighteenth century, Nancy Kington and Minerva Sharpe, set sail from Jamaica on a pirate vessel, hoping to escape from an arranged marriage and slavery.
The Pox Party by M. T. Anderson
Call Number: S\ Anderson (AST #1)
Publication Date: 2008-01-22
Various diaries, letters, and other manuscripts chronicle the experiences of Octavian, a young African American, from birth to age sixteen, as he is brought up as part of a science experiment in the years leading up to and during the Revolutionary War.
Copper Sun by Sharon M. Draper
Call Number: S\ Dra
Publication Date: 2006-01-01
Two fifteen-year-old girls--one a slave and the other an indentured servant--escape their Carolina plantation and try to make their way to Fort Moses, Florida, a Spanish colony that gives sanctuary to slaves.
The Slave Trade by Melody Herr; Heinemann Library Staff
Call Number: S\ 306.3 Her
Publication Date: 2009-07-01
Examines black history from 1440 to 1770, discussing the beginning of the human slave trade, European traders, transporting slaves across the Atlantic, and more; and includes a time line.
The Slave Ship by Marcus Rediker
Call Number: S\ 306.3 Red
Publication Date: 2008-09-30
Presents a comprehensive history of the African slave trade and of the suffering and tragedy of millions of Africans who were kidnapped and brought aboard slave ships to be sold in the Americas.
To Be a Slave by Julius Lester; Tom Feelings (Illustrator)
Call Number: S\ 306.3 Les
Publication Date: 2000-12-18
A compilation, selected from various sources and arranged chronologically, of the reminiscences of slaves and ex-slaves about their experiences from the leaving of Africa through the Civil War and into the early twentieth century.
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