Mercenaries and slaves
A tragic story about revenge.
A story from the Civil War.
This Coretta Scott King Award winner is a prequel to "Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry."
I, Juan de Pareja
A sensitive fictional account of the life of Juan de Pareja, slave of the painter Velaszquez.
Dave, the Potter
Another Caldecott winner...
The Drinking Gourd
This easy reader tells the story of the Underground Railroad through the eyes of a young boy.
Amos Fortune, Free Man
In this biography of an African slave, Yates demonstrates that to forgive can sometimes be human as well as divine.
The Door of No Return
British descendant of an African prince fights slavery all over again.
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