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This Strange New Feeling Julius Lester

This Strange New Feeling

Julius Lester

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ISBN : 9780590440479
Paperback
176 pages
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The horror of slavery . . . the excitement and terror of escape and the problems of the newly free are dramatized in three stories based on actual historical incidents. . . . Memorable. School Library Journal Lester here personalizes and vitalizesMore“The horror of slavery . . . the excitement and terror of escape and the problems of the newly free are dramatized in three stories based on actual historical incidents. . . . Memorable.” —School Library Journal “Lester here personalizes and vitalizes the essence of freedom.”—BooklistIn two short stories and one novella, Julius Lester has created a rich, layered, and ringing portrait of the slave experience in America, and of the perseverance and bravery it took to seek out love and freedom during that time. Included is the tale of Ellen and William Craft, the escaped slaves who became famous abolitionists. And new for this edition, in honor of the books twenty-fifth anniversary, is a thought-provoking authors preface about freedom and empathy. This Strange New Feeling is historical fiction at its finest.