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The Slave Dancer
The Slave Dancer
Author: Paula Fox
This powerful story of slavery tells the tale of 13-year-old Jesse, snatched from the docks of New Orleans and thrown aboard a slave ship to play his fife so the captured slaves will dance and keep their muscles strong. Jesse yearns for an end to the horrors, but one final horror awaits him. 1974 Newbery Medal.
ISBN-13: 9781606862223
ISBN-10: 1606862227
Pages: 177
Reading Level: Ages 9-12
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Publisher: Perfection Learning
Book Type: Hardcover
Other Versions: Paperback, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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This is the story of a young flute player shanghai'd to 'dance the slaves' on a slaving ship. Very compelling, not great literature but definitely a page-turner, Newberry Medal winner - it's definitely young adult lit, so it's graphic but not salacious, once again I learned about things I wish hadn't happened.
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A great book. Great for middle school readers, but can be read by adults too.
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A Laurel-Leaf Newbery
Fox has woven a spellbinding tale of suspense and survival that will horrify as well as fascinate readers.
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