Books: Non-Fiction

Never Caught: The Story of Ona Judge

Book – Non-fiction. By Erica Armstrong Dunbar and Kathleen Van Cleve. 272 pages. 2019.
This is the true story of Ona Judge who escaped from enslavement by George and Martha Washington.

Time Periods: 18th Century, Early 19th Century: 1800 - 1849
Themes: African American, Racism & Racial Identity, Slavery and Resistance

Ona Judge young adult bookIn this young readers edition of her award-winning book, Erica Armstrong Dunbar provides an in-depth story about the life of Ona Judge, the woman who dared to escape from one of the nation’s Founding Fathers.

When she was told that she was going to be given as a wedding gift to Martha Washington’s granddaughter, Ona made the bold and brave decision to flee to the North, where she would be a fugitive.

From her childhood, to her time with the Washingtons and living in the slave quarters, to her escape to New Hampshire, Erica Armstrong Dunbar (along with Kathleen Van Cleve), shares an intimate glimpse into the life of a little-known, but powerful figure in history, and her brave journey as she fled the most powerful couple in the country. [Description from the publisher]

ISBN: 9781534416178 | Published by Aladdin Books.

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