Stolen into Slavery: The True Story of Solomon Northup, Free Black Man

Stolen into Slavery: The True Story of Solomon Northup, Free Black Man

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Stolen into Slavery: The True Story of Solomon Northup, Free Black Man by Judith Bloom Fradin, Dennis Brindell Fradin

The true story behind the acclaimed movie 12 Years a Slave, this book is based on the life of Solomon Northup, a free black man from New York who was captured in the United States and sold into slavery in Louisiana.
 
Solomon Northup awoke in the middle of the night with his body trembling. Slowly, he realized that he was handcuffed in a dark room and his feet were chained to the floor. He managed to slip his hand into his pocket to look for his free papers that proved he was one of 400,000 free blacks in a nation where 2.5 million other African Americans were slaves. They were gone.
 
This remarkable story follows Northup through his 12 years of bondage as a man kidnapped into slavery, enduring the hardships of slave life in Louisiana. But the tale also has a remarkable ending. Northup is rescued from his master's cotton plantation in the deep South by friends in New York. This is a compelling tale that looks into a little known slice of history, sure to rivet young readers and adults alike.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781426309878
Publisher: National Geographic Society
Publication date: 01/10/2012
Sold by: Penguin Random House Publisher Services
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 128
Sales rank: 321,186
File size: 7 MB
Age Range: 10 - 14 Years

About the Author

Dennis and Judy Fradin have published over 150 books for children, nearly all of them nonfiction. They are the recipients of many awards, most recently the 2004 SCBWI Golden Kite Honor book Award for The Power of One: Daisy Bates and the Little Rock Nine. In 2005 they published 5,000 Miles to Freedom with The National Geographic Society. It was named a ALA Best Book for Young Adults among many other honors.

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Stolen into Slavery 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This detailed book about Solomon Northup a free man that is stolen into slaavery, being brutality beaten. This book bring you into the true tale of this "run away" free man.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Bessssst boooook i haver ever read!!!!!!!!! Worth $$$ money $$$$
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
We read this in class and we did awesome on our test. He is a great guy and is a FREE SLAVE!!!!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
"I agree Aeiro. I tried to talk to her, but she wouldn't listen." A voice called. A dark ginger tom with green eyes and stars in his fur padded up to Aeiro and Raven.
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I-i think so.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I shake my head and feel the fur on my spine lifting. "No. She decides her fate. I interacted with Dark Forest cats, and that was a poor choice. Echo can choose them over us and abandon her group, or she can stay and leave those beasts. Either way, she must save herself." I meow. "We can't do that for her. Not now." ~Aeiro
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
She took him to main camp
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Got me this bopk