I appreciated its historical accuracies and point of view. However in the end, it was a great experience reading it, other than the explicate quotes. It's dark and spooky there, and Malcolm David learns that there are, indeed, ghosts, and they are hungry! What surprised me the most about this book was how emotional it could be, especially when the slaves were talking about how they were treated by their masters in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. I suppose I write because I have some questions I need answers to, and the only way I know to find the answers is to write my way into them. The slave owners treated the slaves like animals. Lester's historical commentary and powerful and soulful paintings by Mr.
Let me start off by saying, this is a great historical children's book, and it should be required reading in schools across America. Emma wants to raise the girls to have good hearts, like their mother's, even as a rift in morals has ripped the Butler household apart. In that way the slave would enslave himself and there would be no need to police him. I don't think I would read another book by Julius Lester because I don't like his style of writing. Our whole country will benefit from his work. If i were the author i would have put in more pictures because like i said before i think it's better to get more of a visual picture.
For instance, someone could use this book for a debate on rights of every citizen. The structure works really well, and I was impressed with how well-rounded the book is. I wanted to communicate to others that those we call slaves were really human beings, human beings pretty much like us. How would they use this book? If you want Negro history, you will have to get it from somebody who wore the shoe. Overall, the book is a strong foil for the classic European fairy tale collections that are flooding the market. I definitely would not recommend this book to anyone. Lester presents the wealth of human differences as a treasure trove of discovery.
This is such an important part of our history. Most of all I am grateful to all those who have read it, to all those who read it. That said, I think this would be a great book to keep in a classroom library and perfect for adding realism to a social studies unit. He originally taught in the Afro-American studies department, but transferred to the Judaic and Near Eastern studies department when Lester criticized the novelist James Baldwin for what he felt were anti-Semitic remarks. What I liked about the book was that it really gave a deeper insight to a topic many people would assume has been played out a bit too much. My advice for someone who wants to be a writer is to read, read, read. Lester goes into one of the main ways to control lacks which was instilling in them the idea that blacks were inferior to whites.
Thanks for bringing it to my attention. It is estimated that about 50 million Africans were transported from their homes with only the youngest, strongest and most capable surviving the inhumane, vile treatment under the ships where they could barely move or lay without rolling on another person. Where I grew up, we didn't learn much about slavery, the civil rights movement, or any African American history for that matter. All the slave owner did was smile and kicked her, laughing as he did so and walked away with his new slave boy. I finished it last evening and I enjoyed it a lot : And I'm relieved that so many of you understand my odd little habit :P teddy rose: We're still at that stage where the name is a matter of debate, and each household member calls him a different thing :P I currently call him Churro, Churrilho, Churrasco or Churrinho :P Mrs S: I will, I promise. To Be a Slave is a story on slavery taken from the point of view of those who lived through it, the slaves themselves. I also believe that girls that age would also enjoy the book, but they may not enjoy it as much as males.
Lester was awarded all three of the university's most prestigious faculty awards: the Distinguished Teacher's Award, the Faculty Fellowship Award for Distinguished Research and Scholarship, and the Chancellor's Medal, the university's highest honor. Some in power, some powerless. He changed very much throughout the book. Reading a few of these stories aloud, as well as using the audio book version to play songs, will help express the emotions of the slaves to students who have no real understanding of anything so awful. One of the most powerful novels on race I have ever read.
A worthwhile complement to Shakespeare's classic. I also enjoy reading books about history, because I enjoy learning about the past. Thankfully it was temporary, but wow. I did not even know my real name Pg. As his reputation grew, Lester wrote his first book, Look Out, Whitey! To Be a Slave is a story on slavery taken from This historical book, written by Julius Lester and illustrated by Tom Feelings, was absolutely incredible. I have never read any story filled with so much passion before in my life. I am glad you are enjoying Tigerheart! I also learned the history behind how slaves came to be and why slavery was abolished.
After his funeral I was in his office at home and opened the middle drawer to find a folder. I love dogs as well cats too, but we don't have cats anymore. I see from your sidebar that you're reading a book of fairy tales! I would have liked a little more narration to keep it flowing and provide more information about events. To be reprinted by St. You will never look at life the same way again. Though almost all slaves hated slavery and the whites for containing them, some felt slavery was life-helping and they lived their lives trying to please them rather than go against them. Children and parents were seperated from eachother, they couldn't see eachother ever again.
The book includes many personal accounts of former slaves, accompanied by Lester's historical commentary and Feelings' powerful and muted paintings. This is such an important part of our history. I recommend this book to anyone who wants to be in the shoes of slaves. It leaves a lasting imprint. The only thing wanting in this book is more.
Please send us some pics, but most of all, we'll miss you and hope you have a wonderful time!!! These fresh, moving and very human stories herald a haunting and mature talent. When given the option to skip over the rest of one chapter each chapter addresses one specific aspect of slavery, such as the auction block, and the stories are arranged accordingly, so skipping half of a chapter doesn't necessarily take away from the message or the experience of the overall book they voted to finish the chapter. Bullwhip Days will have to wait until the second half of the year. I was ready to move beyond the biographies of Frederick Douglass and others to search for more depth into the day to day existence of the American slave, and yes, in this book for children, I found it. I realized many eye opening facts about slavery, and I believe others would too. To Be A Slave by Julius Lester Why would someone choose this book? Not only were the slaves treated as property, there were even slaves that were treated as animals for breedin I felt that this book really took the definition of quoting to a whole new level.