'To Be A Slave' By Julius Lester

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To be a Slave was composed by Julius Lester with paintings by Tom Feelings. It was published in 1968 by the Penguin Group. This book isn’t like an ordinary book with main characters or a plot that was based on the historical time period. To be a Slave is a composition of former ex-slave stories. It expresses their struggles, times of pain, sorrow, fear, and freedom dating from when Africans were transported to the western hemisphere, to years after the Emancipation Proclamation of 1863. It was a point for Lester to express that the book is expressing human’s lives with the condition of slavery. The book itself stayed true to the history of slavery during the time period spanning over two hundred years, and encouraged the readers, including

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