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    Publisher: Barrington Stoke

    Passing for White

    £6.99
    Treachery, adventure and the dream of freedom from slavery converge in this stunning historical adventure, inspired by the real-life story of William and Ellen Craft, and brought to a modern teen audience by Carnegie Medal winning author Tanya Landman. Particularly suitable for struggling, reluctant and dyslexic readers aged 13+.
    ISBN: 9781781126813
    AuthorTanya Landman
    Pub Date11/05/2017
    BindingPaperback
    Pages112
    Availability: In Stock

    It's 1848 in the Deep South of America. Rosa is a slave but her owner is also her father and her fair skin means she can 'pass for white'. With the help of her husband Benjamin, she disguises herself as a young southern gentleman - and Benjamin's master. In this guise, the couple flee the South, explaining away their lack of literacy, avoiding those they have encountered before and holding their nerve over a thousand miles to freedom.Inspired by the amazing true story of Ellen Craft who escaped a life of slavery through a daring disguise and won freedom for herself and her husband.Particularly suitable for struggling, reluctant and dyslexic readers aged 13+

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    It's 1848 in the Deep South of America. Rosa is a slave but her owner is also her father and her fair skin means she can 'pass for white'. With the help of her husband Benjamin, she disguises herself as a young southern gentleman - and Benjamin's master. In this guise, the couple flee the South, explaining away their lack of literacy, avoiding those they have encountered before and holding their nerve over a thousand miles to freedom.Inspired by the amazing true story of Ellen Craft who escaped a life of slavery through a daring disguise and won freedom for herself and her husband.Particularly suitable for struggling, reluctant and dyslexic readers aged 13+