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Nearer My Freedom: The Interesting Life of Olaudah Equiano by Himself

This book is about Olaudah Equiano
Immerse yourself in the poignant journey of Olaudah Equiano with "Nearer My Freedom: The Interesting Life of Olaudah Equiano by Himself," masterfully reimagined by Monica Edinger and Lesley Younge through the powerful mode of found verse. Published on March 7, 2023, this transformative book offers middle-school readers a unique window into the stark realities of the transatlantic slave trade, a pivotal era underpinning themes of racial justice and indigenous rights. Drawing from Equiano's original autobiography, this narrative not only recounts his harrowing experiences from a carefree childhood in Africa to the chains of slavery and finally to his hard-won freedom but also enriches it with insightful annotations that provide deeper historical context. This literary format enhances the emotional gravity of Equiano's life, inviting readers to explore how his fight for freedom and identity resonates with current social justice issues. How might Equiano's relentless pursuit of liberty inspire us to reflect on and address the injustices of today?
Published by Zest Books ™ on March 7, 2023
216 pages
ISBN: 9781728464077
Best for readers in Middle School
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