From Slave Ship to Freedom Road Movies, Media Adaptations & Suggested Reading

Julius Lester
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Lester has addressed the issue of slavery in other works. Three that are appropriate for young adults are Long Journey Home: Stories from Black History, This Strange New Feeling, and To Be a Slave.

Long Journey Home consists of six true stories from black history about ordinary people and their extraordinary lives.

This Strange New Feeling is a collection of short stories about slaves who escaped slavery by running away or by being purchased and given a measure of freedom. Some of the stories are based on actual events.

To Be a Slave was a 1969 Newbery Honor Book. At age ten, Lester was told by his father that their family's history went back to a bill of sale and no further. About fifteen years later, he began compiling the words of ex-slaves. The result, To Be a Slave, is a compilation of the reminiscences...

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