To Be a Slave
by Julius Lester Illustrated by Tom Feelings
The humiliation and ostracism of slavery is described in vivid and often painful detail by black men and women who were once slaves themselves. For mature readers.
- 11, 12, 13
- Interest Level
- Grades 6 - 8
- Grade Level Equivalent
- Lexile Measure
- Guided Reading
- Puffin Books
- Number of Pages
- Biography and Autobiography, General Nonfiction
About the Author and Illustrator
Julius Lester The need to know more about his individual past led Julius Lester to begin studying slavery. His first book for children was To Be a Slave.