The Slave Dancer

Written by Paula Fox

Thirteen-year-old Jesse Bollier welcomed the pennies he made playing the fife on the docks of New Orleans. But then he was kidnapped and thrown aboard a slave ship, where he was expected to play the fife for the slaves so they could dance. Jesse is horrified about the brutality and greed of the slave trade and is saddened about what he learns about human nature.

Age Range 11 - 14 years
Genre
Copyright Year
Page Count
192
Publisher
Bradbury
Grade Level 6th - 9th
ISBN
9781416971399
Lexile 910
Themes