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To Be a Slave

To Be a Slave

by Julius Lester Illustrated by Tom Feelings

Readers learn about the lives of countless slaves and former slaves, who tell about their forced journeys from Africa to the United States, their work in the fields and houses of their owners, and their passion for freedom.

Ages
11, 12, 13
Interest Level
Grades 7 - 12
Grade Level Equivalent
6.9
Lexile Measure
1080L
DRA
70
Guided Reading
Z
Publisher
Scholastic
Number of Pages
160
Genre
Autobiography and Biography, 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.
Tom Feelings

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