NOW LET ME FLY : THE
STORY OF A SLAVE FAMILY
New York : Macmillan,
IL 3-6 RL 5.1
hears the drumbeat and knows that something big is happening. She runs
into her house where she can be safe. The drumbeats mean that Dongo, the
slave trader, is in the area. Dongo is caught and told to stay away from
the village but he appears again and Minna does not escape him this time.
Forced to walk a great distance to the ocean, Minna is eventually put on
a ship to America. During the three month voyage, Minna makes friends with
Amadi. The two children are sold together and go to work in the cotton
fields. As the two children grow up together, they fall in love and request
permission to marry. Can anyone who is forced to live as a slave ever find
Slavery -- Fiction.
African Americans -- History -- To 1863 -- Fiction
Southern States -- Fiction
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