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Stolen into slavery [electronic resource] : The True Story of Solomon Northup, Free Black Man. Judith Bloom Fradin.

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  • ISBN: 9781426309878 (electronic bk)
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource
  • Date Published: 2012.

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Summary, etc.: The true story behind the acclaimed movie 12 Years a Slave, this book follows 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...
Target Audience Note: Text Difficulty 6
MG+/Upper middle grades (6th-12th)
1060 Lexile.
7.1 ATOS Level
Reproduction Note: Electronic reproduction. New York : National Geographic Children's Books, 2012. Requires OverDrive Read (file size: N/A KB) or Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 6877 KB) or Amazon Kindle (file size: N/A KB).
Subject: Young Adult Nonfiction.
African American Nonfiction.
Biography & Autobiography.
Genre: Electronic books.

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