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Audience: 5th Grade - 8th Grade
Coming home one night, a young man is kidnapped, a large bag is thrown over his body, and he is tossed on a ship headed out to sea. Naturally he's scared, and angry, when he learns the voyage will last for 4 months. His fear and anger double when he finds out that the ship he is on is a slaver, headed to Africa, and his job on board will be to 'dance the slaves' brought on board so their bodies will stay strong, and, more importantly, profitable. This book is an ocean adventure, a historical novel, a tale of suspense, and survival set during one of our nation's darkest times in history. This is the winner of the 1974 Newbery Medal.
Date read: 4/13/2009
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