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Published: 2 Aug 2018

Paperback / softback, 160 pages

Recommended for age 9+ and 11+

By Catherine Johnson

Published by Scholastic

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12-year old Nathaniel is a slave, sent to England. Life in London is tough and Nat seizes the first opportunity to escape. He hears the story of The Zong, a ship where the crew murdered 133 slaves. Will the world continue to turn a blind eye to the horrors of slavery? And can Nat really evade his masters forever?

Tagged class novel choice , freedom , journeys and top pick

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