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By Yuval Taylor

Ten slaves—all less than the age of 19—tell tales of enslavement, brutality, and desires of freedom during this assortment culled from full-length autobiographies. those accounts, selected to aid childrens relate to the bad reviews of slaves their very own age living in the not-so-distant earlier, include stories of younger slaves torn from their moms and households, struggling with hunger, and being whipped and tortured. yet those aren't all stories of deprivation and violence; children will relate to accounts of slaves demanding authority, enjoying video games, telling jokes, and falling in love. those tales conceal the diversity of the slave event, from the passage in slave ships around the Atlantic—and everyday life as a slave either on huge plantations and in small-city dwellings—to escaping slavery and scuffling with within the Civil conflict. The writings of Olaudah Equiano, Frederick Douglass, William Wells Brown, Harriet Jacobs, Elizabeth Keckley, and different lesser-known slaves are included.

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