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The Slave’s Cause: A History of Abolition

Book – Non-fiction. By Manisha Sinha. 2017. 784 pages. A groundbreaking history of abolition that recovers the largely forgotten role of African Americans in the long march toward emancipation from the American Revolution through the Civil War.
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Book -- Fiction. By Walter Mosley. 2006. A young boy learns to survive under slavery and struggles for his own liberation with help from a mysterious stranger, Tall John.
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Chains

Book - Fiction. By Laurie Halse Anderson. 2010. 336 pages. Historical fiction based on the life of an enslaved teenager during the Revolutionary War.
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A Wish After Midnight

Book – Fiction. By Zetta Elliott. 2010. When tough Genna gets transported back in time, she must face the perilous realities of Civil War-era Brooklyn, using all her wits to survive and hold on to her humanity in two different worlds.
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Pink and Say

Picture book. By Patricia Polacco. 1994. The narrative of two young boys who meet and help each other during the Civil War. For upper elementary.
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Hurricane Dancers

Book - Fiction. By Margarita Engle. 2011. 160 pages. Historical fiction in the form of poetry about the conquest and resistance.
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