Olaudah Equiano was kidnapped as a child from his village in Africa and shipped to America to begin life as a slave. This book recounts his amazing journey to freedom and how he eventually helped to put an end to slavery. The text and pictures graphically portray his life aboard ship, on the plantations and later life in the English gentry.
* Emerald/Band 15 books provide a widening range of genres including science fiction and biography, prompting more ways to respond to texts.
*Text type - A biography
* There is a useful glossary and a timeline of Olaudah's life to help children recount the information.
* Curriculum links - Citizenship : to realise the nature and consequences of racism; Geography: To recognise how places fit together within a wide geographical context.
* This book has been quizzed for Accelerated Reader.
This is Book 524 in the Collins Big Cat Series. See all Collins Big Cat books here.
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