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The Slave Dancer

The Slave Dancer

ISBN: 0689845057

Title: The Slave Dancer

Author: Paula Fox

KDL Description:

NEWBERY TEEN FOX

Kidnapped by the crew of an Africa-bound ship, a thirteen-year-old boy discovers to his horror that he is on a slaver and his job is to play music for the exercise periods of the human cargo.

Amazon Description:

This powerful story of slavery tells the tale of 13-year-old Jesse, snatched from the docks of New Orleans and thrown aboard a slave ship to play his fife so the captured slaves will dance and keep their muscles strong. Jesse yearns for an end to the horrors, but one final horror awaits him. 1974 Newbery Medal.