To Be a Slave
by Julius Lester Illustrated by Tom Feelings
Readers learn about the lives of countless slaves and former slaves, who tell about their forced journeys from Africa to the United States, their work in the fields and houses of their owners, and their passion for freedom.
- 11, 12, 13
- Interest Level
- Grades 7 - 12
- Grade Level Equivalent
- Lexile Measure
- Guided Reading
- Number of Pages
- Autobiography and Biography, General Nonfiction
About the Author and Illustrator
Julius Lester The need to know more about his individual past led Julius Lester to begin studying slavery. His first book for children was To Be a Slave.