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    To be a slave

    Lester, Julius, comp.

    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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    Breaking ground, breaking silence : the story of New York's African burial ground

    Hansen, Joyce.

    Describes the discovery and study of the African burial site found in Manhattan in 1991, while excavating for a new building, and what it reveals about the lives of black people in Colonial times.

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    Lay my burden down : a folk history of slavery

    The experience of slavery as told by former slaves, collected by members of the Federal Writers Project (FWP) in the 1930s.

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    Slavery throughout history reference library

    Indexes the biography, almanac, and primary sources volumes of the "Slavery Throughout History Reference Library.".

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    Slavery throughout history

    Sylvester, Theodore L.

    Profiles thirty people affected by or involved in the institution of slavery throughout the world, from ancient times to the twentieth century; also includes a time line and a glossary.

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    Octavia E. Butler's Kindred : a graphic novel adaptation

    Butler, Octavia E., author.

    Tells the story of Dana, a young black woman who is suddenly and inexplicably transported from her home in 1970s California to the pre-Civil War South.

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    Habibi

    Thompson, Craig, 1975-

    Dodola and Zam, child refugee slaves, become bound to one another in circumstance and in love as they navigate through a greed-driven world of deserts, harems, and industrial clutter in search of a place in the world to call their own.

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    The poet slave of Cuba : a biography of Juan Francisco Manzano

    Engle, Margarita.

    Juan Francisco Manzano was born in 1797 into the household of wealthy slaveowners in Cuba. He spent his early years at the side of his owner's wife, entertaining her friends. His poetry was his outlet, reflecting the beauty and cruelty of his world. Written in verse.

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    Incidents in the life of a slave girl

    Jacobs, Harriet A. (Harriet Ann), 1813-1897.

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    Great slave narratives

    Bontemps, Arna Wendell, 1902-, comp.

    Contains three classic, best-selling 19th century works: The Life of Olaudah Equiano (1789); The Fugitive Balcksmith (1849); and Running a Thousand Miles for Freedom (1860).

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    973.049
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    The Classic slave narratives

    Contains four classic narratives: The Life of Olaudah Equiano; The History of Mary Prince; Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass; and Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl (Harriet Jacobs).

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    Incidents in the life of a slave girl

    Jacobs, Harriet A. (Harriet Ann), 1813-1897.

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    973.089
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    In the shadow of liberty : the hidden history of slavery, four presidents, and five black lives

    Davis, Kenneth C., author.

    "An examination of American slavery through the true stories of five enslaved people who were considered the property of some of our best-known presidents"-- Provided by publisher.

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    Liberty or death : the surprising story of runaway slaves who sided with the British during the American Revolution

    Blair, Margaret Whitman.

    Presentation of the little-known story of the American Revolution told from the perspectives of the African-American slaves who fought on the side of the British Royal Army in exchange for a promise of freedom.

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    The cotton kingdom; a selection

    Olmsted, Frederick Law, 1822-1903.

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    Nat Turner and the Southhampton revolt of 1831

    Goldman, Martin S.

    Describes the life of the slave and preacher who led the most successful slave rebellion in American history.

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    Weevils in the wheat : interviews with Virginia ex-slaves

    Interviews with former slaves collected by the Virginia Writers project in 1936-1937.

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    Slaves in the family

    Ball, Edward, 1959-

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    Denmark Vesey

    Robertson, David, 1947 Aug. 11-

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    Mighty rough times, I tell you : personal accounts of slavery in Tennessee

    Oral histories of 36 former slaves who were living in Tennessee in the 1930s, recorded by the Social Sciences Department of Fisk University and by the Slave Narratives project of the Federal Writers' project.

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    Harriet Tubman

    Taylor, Marian.

    Describes the life of the energetic abolitionist, including her origins as a slave in Maryland, her role as a "conductor" for the Underground Railroad, her service to the Union during the Civil War, and her role in establishing an old-age home for African-Americans.

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    Nat Turner

    Bisson, Terry.

    A biography of the slave and preacher who, believing that God wants him to free the slaves, led a major revolt in 1831.

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    Denmark Vesey

    Edwards, Lillie J. (Lillie Johnson)

    A biography of the black freedom fighter whose planned slave revolt in 1822, while never materializing, caused South Carolina to pass sever laws restricting the education, movement, and occupation of free blacks and slaves.

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    Forge

    Anderson, Laurie Halse.

    Separated from his friend Isabel after their daring escape from slavery, fifteen-year-old Curzon serves as a free man in the Continental Army at Valley Forge until he and Isabel are thrown together again, as slaves once more.

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    Kindred

    Butler, Octavia E.

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    The water dancer : a novel

    Coates, Ta-Nehisi, author.

    "Young Hiram Walker was born into bondage--and lost his mother and all memory of her when he was a child--but he is also gifted with a mysterious power. Hiram almost drowns when he crashes a carriage into a river, but is saved from the depths by a force he doesn't understand, a blue light that lifts him up and lands him a mile away. This strange brush with death forces a new urgency on Hiram's private rebellion. Spurred on by his improvised plantation family, Thena, his chosen mother, a woman of few words and many secrets, and Sophia, a young woman fighting her own war even as she and Hiram fall in love, he becomes determined to escape the only home he's ever known. So begins an unexpected journey into the covert war on slavery that takes Hiram from the corrupt grandeur of Virginia's proud plantations to desperate guerrilla cells in the wilderness, from the coffin of the deep South to dangerously utopic movements in the North. Even as he's enlisted in the underground war between slavers and the enslaved, all Hiram wants is to return to the Walker Plantation to free the family he left behind--but to do so, he must first master his magical gift and reconstruct the story of his greatest loss."-- Provided by publisher.

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    The invention of wings

    Kidd, Sue Monk.

    "The story follows Hetty 'Handful' Grimke, a Charleston slave, and Sarah, the daughter of the wealthy Grimke family. The novel begins on Sarah's eleventh birthday, when she is given ownership over Handful, who is to be her handmaid. "The Invention of Wings" follows the next thirty-five years of their lives. Inspired in part by the historical figure of Sarah Grimke (a feminist, suffragist and, importantly, an abolitionist), Kidd allows herself to go beyond the record to flesh out the inner lives of all the characters, both real and imagined"-- Provided by publisher.

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    Day of tears : a novel in dialogue

    Lester, Julius.

    Emma has taken care of the Butler children since Sarah and Frances's mother, Fanny, left. Emma wants to raise the girls to have good hearts, as a rift over slavery has ripped the Butler household apart. Now, to pay off debts, Pierce Butler wants to cash in his slave "assets", possibly including Emma.

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    Curses and smoke : a novel of Pompeii

    Shecter, Vicky, author.

    Tagus is a medical slave who wants be a gladiator, Lucia is the daughter of Tag's owner and betrothed to an older man, and the two teenagers are in love with each other--but it is the year 79 and soon Vesuvius will alter their lives forever.

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    Uncle Tom's cabin

    Stowe, Harriet Beecher, 1811-1896.

    A devoutly Christian slave becomes separated from his wife and family when he is sold to the brutal planter, Simon Legree.

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    An ember in the ashes : a novel

    Tahir, Sabaa, author.

    "Laia is a Scholar living under the iron-fisted rule of the Martial Empire. When her brother is arrested for treason, Laia goes undercover as a slave at the empire's greatest military academy in exchange for assistance from rebel Scholars who claim that they will help to save her brother from execution"-- Provided by publisher.

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    BJO

    Women of colonial America

    Bjornlund, Lydia D.

    Discusses the place of colonial women in the home, the workplace, in Native American communities, and as slaves and servants, and examines their roles as activists and leaders in the church and the community.

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    JOR

    Slavery and resistance

    Jordan, Anne Devereaux.

    Describes the history of slavery in the Americas from the early colonial times to the end of the Civil War and Emancipation.

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    Slavery time when I was chillun

    Twelve oral histories of former slaves selected from the more than 2000 interviewed as part of the Slave Narratives of the Library of Congress for the Works Progress Administration in 1936.

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    LES

    To be a slave

    Lester, Julius, comp.

    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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    HOP

    Up before daybreak : people and cotton in America

    Hopkinson, Deborah.

    Presents an overview of the history of the cotton industry in the United States, from colonial times to the mid-twentieth century.

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    Juneteenth

    Nelson, Vaunda Micheaux.

    Describes Juneteenth, which commemorates June 19, 1865, the day when the slaves in Texas learned that they had been liberated.

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    Dave, the potter

    Hill, Laban Carrick.

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    Poet : the remarkable story of George Moses Horton of Chapel Hill

    Tate, Don.

    Relates the story of North Carolina slave George Moses Horton, who taught himself to read, learned to write, and became a well-known, published poet in spite of his slave status.

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    Africa : a look back

    Haskins, James, 1941-

    Provides a history of African-American culture from the early transatlantic slave trade to the mid-nineteenth century through four slave narratives.

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    MEA

    Slavery : the struggle for freedom

    Meadows, James, 1969-

    A history of slavery, looking at the conditions slaves faced in North America, examining slave revolts and other types of resistance, and discussing the end of slavery in the U.S.

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    Master George's people : George Washington, his slaves, and his revolutionary transformation

    Delano, Marfe Ferguson.

    Discusses George Washington's beliefs about slavery, the lives of George Washington's slaves, his relations with them, and how his beliefs about slavery changed over his lifetime.

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    BIA

    The underground railroad

    Bial, Raymond.

    Text and pictures present the routes, lives, and hardships of runaway slaves on their way to freedom on the Underground Railroad before the Civil War.

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    The Emancipation Proclamation

    Carey, Charles W.

    Discusses the reasons for Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation and its impact on the institution of slavery and on the course of the Civil War.

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    Traveling the freedom road : from slavery & the Civil War through Reconstruction

    Osborne, Linda Barrett, 1949-

    Collects accounts from slave narratives, journals, diaries, and other sources to provide a first-person perspective on the antebellum South, the Civil War, and Reconstruction.

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    Freedom river

    Rappaport, Doreen.

    Describes an incident in the life of John Parker, an ex-slave who became a successful businessman in Ripley, Ohio, and who repeatedly risked his life to help other slaves escape to freedom.

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    An apple for Harriet Tubman

    Turner, Glennette Tilley.

    Biography of a little slave girl whipped for eating an apple, who later grew up to become a famous "conductor" for the underground railroad.

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    The Underground Railroad

    Williams, Carla, 1965-

    Provides information about the Underground Railroad, a network of people in the U.S. who helped slaves escape to freedom; looks at the activities of some of the people who played significant roles in the fight to free the slaves; and explains the signals used to communicate with runaway slaves.

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    Escape from slavery : the boyhood of Frederick Douglass in his own words

    Douglass, Frederick, 1817?-1895.

    A shortened autobiography presenting the early life of the slave who became an abolitionist, journalist, and statesman.

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    BIA

    The strength of these arms : life in the slave quarters

    Bial, Raymond.

    Describes how slaves were able to preserve some elements of their African heritage despite the often brutal treatment they experienced on Southern plantations.

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    Christmas in the big house, Christmas in the quarters

    McKissack, Pat, 1944-

    Describes the customs, recipes, poems, and songs used to celebrate Christmas in the big plantation houses and in the slave quarters just before the Civil War.

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    JOH

    Seminole diary : remembrances of a slave

    Johnson, Dolores.

    Fugitive slaves become part of a Seminole tribe, sharing the Indians' way of life and, later, their sorrow when white men take the Seminole land.

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    AME

    Addy learns a lesson : a school story

    Porter, Connie Rose, 1959-

    After escaping from a plantation in North Carolina, Addy and her mother arrive in Philadelphia, where Addy goes to school and learns a lesson in true friendship.

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    Forge

    Anderson, Laurie Halse.

    Separated from his friend Isabel after their daring escape from slavery, fifteen-year-old Curzon serves as a free man in the Continental Army at Valley Forge until he and Isabel are thrown together again, as slaves once more.

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    Jip : his story

    Paterson, Katherine.

    While living on a Vermont poor farm during 1855 and 1856, Jip learns his identity and that of his mother and comes to understand how he arrived at this place.

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    BURNS

    Anthony Burns : the defeat and triumph of a fugitive slave

    Hamilton, Virginia.

    A biography of the slave who escaped to Boston in 1854, was arrested at the instigation of his owner, and whose trial caused a furor between abolitionists and those determined to enforce the Fugitive Slave Acts.

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    The daring escape of Ellen Craft

    Moore, Cathy.

    Tells the story of a slave couple, Ellen Craft and her husband William, who escaped slavery in 1848 when light-skinned Ellen disguised herself as a white man traveling north by boat and train with her servant, William.

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    DAVE

    Etched in clay : the life of Dave, enslaved potter and poet

    Cheng, Andrea.

    A biography, written in verse, that explores the life of a South Carolina slave named Dave, who became skilled at turning pots and jars on a pottery wheel, reading, and writing, and went on to use these skills to speak out against slavery.

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    DOU

    Escape from slavery : the boyhood of Frederick Douglass in his own words

    Douglass, Frederick, 1817?-1895.

    A shortened autobiography presenting the early life of the slave who became an abolitionist, journalist, and statesman.

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    DOUGLASS

    Frederick Douglass : the lion who wrote history

    Myers, Walter Dean, 1937-2014.

    A picture book that chronicles the life of African-American social reformer Frederick Douglass.

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    EQU

    The kidnapped prince : the life of Olaudah Equiano

    Cameron, Ann, 1943-

    Equiano relates how he was enslaved in 1755, and how he maintained courage and faith despite the heartbreak of being torn from his family and homeland.

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    GROVES

    No small potatoes : Junius G. Groves and his kingdom in Kansas

    Bolden, Tonya.

    "The life of Junius G. Groves, a sharecropper in Kansas who grew a modest potato farm into a potato kingdom"--Provided by publisher.

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    JOHNSON

    Isaac Johnson : from slave to stonecutter

    Marston, Hope Irvin.

    The life of Isaac Johnson, a runaway slave who joined the Union Army and later became a stonecutter in Canada.

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    KECKLEY

    Mary Lincoln's dressmaker : Elizabeth Keckley's remarkable rise from slave to White House confidante

    Rutberg, Becky.

    Relates the life of African-American Elizabeth Keckley who was born into slavery, purchased her freedom, and moved to Washington, D.C. where she became Mary Todd Lincoln's dressmaker and friend.

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    NORTHUP

    Stolen into slavery : the true story of Solomon Northup, free Black man

    Fradin, Judith Bloom.

    Recounts the experiences of Solomon Northup, an African American man who was kidnapped into slavery and suffered through twelve years of bondage before being rescued from the Louisiana cotton plantation by friends from New York.

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    STILL

    My family shall be free! : the life of Peter Still

    Fradin, Dennis B.

    Shares the story of Peter Still, a boy left behind in slavery when his mother decided to flee north with her baby daughters in 1806; discussing how he was able to purchase his freedom after forty years in bondage, and telling about his risky attempts to win freedom for his wife and children.

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    TRUTH

    Sojourner Truth's step-stomp stride

    Pinkney, Andrea Davis.

    Text and illustrations tell the life story and describe the work of African-American abolitionist and women's rights activist Sojourner Truth.

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    Go free or die : a story about Harriet Tubman

    Ferris, Jeri.

    A biography of the black woman whose cruel experiences as a slave in the South led her to seek freedom in the North for herself and for others through the Underground Railroad.

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    Who was Harriet Tubman?

    McDonough, Yona Zeldis.

    A biography of the ninteenth-century woman who escaped slavery and helped many other slaves get to freedom on the Underground Railroad.

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    TUBMAN

    Before she was Harriet

    Cline-Ransome, Lesa.

    "Moses, General Tubman, Minty, Araminta, the woman we know today as Harriet Tubman went by many names. Each represented one of her many roles as a spy, as a liberator, as a suffragist, and more."--Provided by publisher.

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    TUBMAN

    The underground abductor

    Hale, Nathan, 1976-

    Relates, in graphic novel format, the story of Araminta Ross, who was born a slave in Delaware but eventually escaped north to freedom. Changing her name to Harriet Tubman, she became an "abductor" on the Underground Railroad, risking her life to help other slaves reach freedom.

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    I am Harriet Tubman

    Meltzer, Brad.

    "A biography of Harriet Tubman, the abolitionist leader who played a key role in helping enslaved people escape via the Underground Railroad"--Provided by publisher.

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    Minty : a story of young Harriet Tubman

    Schroeder, Alan.

    Young Harriet Tubman, whose childhood name was Minty, dreams of escaping slavery on the Brodas plantation in the late 1820s.

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    Harriet Ross Tubman

    Troy, Don.

    A biography of the black woman whose cruel experiences as a slave in the South led her to seek freedom in the North for herself and for others through the Underground railroad.

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    Nat Turner and the Virginia slave revolt

    Neshama, Rivvy.

    Examines the life of Nat Turner and the events leading up to the slave rebellion he led in 1831.

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    A voice of her own : the story of Phillis Wheatley, slave poet

    Lasky, Kathryn.

    A biography of an African girl brought to New England as a slave in 1761 who became famous on both sides of the Atlantic as the first Black poet in America.

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    Phillis Wheatley : legendary African-American poet

    Salisbury, Cynthia.

    Follows the life of one of America's first black poets from her sale as a child slave on the Boston auction block to her death as an impoverished freedwoman in 1784.

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    Harriet Tubman : freedom's trailblazer

    Kudlinski, Kathleen V.

    An account, presented in story form, which focuses on the formative years of the woman who led slaves to freedom in the North by using the Underground Railroad.

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    True north : a novel of the underground railroad

    Lasky, Kathryn.

    Because of the strong influence which her grandfather, an abolitionist, has in her life, fourteen-year-old Lucy assists a fugitive slave girl in her escape.

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    Until the day arrives

    Machado, Ana Maria, 1941-

    A novel set in the seventeenth century about two Portuguese orphans who are sent to Brazil, where they encounter slaves from Africa.

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    Galen : my life in imperial Rome

    Moss, Marissa.

    Twelve-year-old Galen describes his life as a slave in Rome under the Emperor Augustus. Features hand-printed text, drawings, and marginal notes.

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    The color of fire : a novel

    Rinaldi, Ann.

    Phoebe, a slave in the Philipse household in colonial New York, must decide on the right course of action when her friend Cuffee is implicated in a reputed slave uprising.

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    Hang a thousand trees with ribbons : the story of Phillis Wheatley

    Rinaldi, Ann.

    A fictionalized biography of the eighteenth-century African woman who, as a child, was brought to New England to be a slave, and after publishing her first poem when a teenager, gained renown throughout the colonies as an important African-American poet.

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    A school for Pompey Walker

    Rosen, Michael J., 1954-

    At the dedication of a school named after him, an old former slave tells the story of his life and how, with the help of a white friend, he managed to save money to build a school for black children in Ohio by being repeatedly sold into slavery and escaping.

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    Zora and Me / The Cursed Ground / #2

    Simon, T. R. (Tanya R.), author.

    A fictionalized account of Zora Neale Hurston's childhood with her best friend Carrie, in Eatonville, Florida, as they learn about life, death, and the differences between truth, lies, and pretending. Includes an annotated bibliography of the works of Zora Neale Hurston, a short biography of the author, and information about Eatonville, Florida.

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    The battle of Gettysburg, 1863

    Tarshis, Lauren.

    In 1863, child slave Thomas and his sister Birdie journey north and meet up with Union soldiers who have orders to fight at Gettysburg.

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    Seaward born

    Wait, Lea.

    In 1805, a thirteen-year-old slave and his friend make a dangerous escape from Charleston, S.C. and stowaway to head north toward freedom.

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    I want to be free

    Slate, Joseph.

    A children's story based on a sacred Buddhist tale that recounts the story of an escaped slave who rescues an abandoned baby from slave hunters.

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    Anakin Skywalker

    Strasser, Todd.

    The story of Anakin Skywalker, the future Darth Vader, at the age of nine.

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    Unchained memories readings from the slave narratives

    When the Civil War ended in 1865, more than 4 million slaves were set free. By the late 1930's, 100,000 former slaves were still alive. In the midst of the Great Depression, journalists and writers traveled the country to record the memories of the last generation of African-Americans born into bondage. Over 2,000 interviews were transcribed as spoken, in the vernacular of the time, to form a unique historical record.

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    Sankofa

    The story about the transformation of Mona, a self-possessed African-American woman sent on a spiritual journey in time to experience the pain of slavery and the discovery of her African identity.

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