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No More!: Stories and Songs of Slave Resistance

by Doreen Rappaport

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This is an excellent book. It has colorful paintings, songs and stories to engage a reader of any age. It is organized in chronological order, starting from the capture of Africans through the end of the Civil War. The history of slave life and resistance are all told through the point of view of slaves or former slaves. There are several vignettes of famous leaders in slave resistance such as Fredrick Douglas, Harriet Tubman and Suzie King Taylor. Each of these pages has a story about the person, with a short description of their importance underneath. The stories of these people help their story stick, and lead to greater understanding. ( )
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Celebrating the deep strength and resilience of African American slaves over centuries of miserable oppression, Doreen Rappaport gathers stories, songs, and poetry in this stunning compilation. The quest for freedom and dignity drove many slaves to push themselves beyond what most humans could bear: enduring brutal beatings, watching their families be torn apart, experiencing humiliation at the hands of their white masters. But through it all, women, men, and children resisted in whatever ways they could. In riveting first-person narrative, Rappaport tells the stories of these courageous souls, from Olaudah Equiano's survival through the Middle Passage to Harriet Tubman's Underground Railroad. Traditional songs are interspersed throughout, including "Gospel Train" and "Go Down, Moses," and artist Shane W. Evans (Osceola: Memories of a Sharecropper's Daughter) captures the hope and despair of his subjects in rich, evocative oil paintings. Doreen Rappaport is the acclaimed author of many children's books, including Martin's Big Words: The Life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.. (Ages 7 to 11) --Emilie Coulter

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Songs, stories and poems about slavery and the struggle to maintain dignity and freedom.

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