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Never Caught, the Story of Ona Judge: George and Martha Washington's Courageous Slave Who Dared to Run Away; Young Readers Edition

This book is about Ona Judge
Dive into the remarkable story of resilience and bravery in "Never Caught, the Story of Ona Judge: George and Martha Washington's Courageous Slave Who Dared to Run Away; Young Readers Edition." This National Book Award Finalist for Nonfiction, published on August 18, 2020, captures the heart-wrenching journey of Ona Judge, a slave who sought freedom from the very founders of the United States. Born into bondage, Ona was the Washingtons' "favored" dower slave until a threatening change in her circumstances propelled her daring escape to the North. Authors Erica Armstrong Dunbar and Kathleen Van Cleve intricately weave this young reader’s edition with vivid details of Ona’s life from the opulence of the Presidential household to the stark quarters of slavery and finally to her perilous freedom in New Hampshire. Ideal for middle-school readers, this book not only sheds light on racial justice, gender equality, and indigenous rights but also encourages a deeper understanding of the complexities of American history through the eyes of one courageous woman. Engage with Ona Judge's powerful narrative and reflect on the enduring impact of her journey on today's struggles for justice and equality.
Published by Aladdin on August 18, 2020
272 pages
ISBN: 9781534416185
Best for readers in Middle School
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