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Never Caught, the Story of Ona Judge: George and Martha Washington's Courageous Slave Who Dared to Run Away; Young Readers Edition
Contributor(s): Dunbar, Erica Armstrong (Author), Van Cleve, Kathleen (Author)

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ISBN: 153441617X     ISBN-13: 9781534416178
Publisher: Aladdin Paperbacks
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Binding Type: Hardcover - See All Available Formats & Editions
Published: January 2019
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Annotation: Presents the life of Ona Judge, George and Martha Washington's runaway slave, who risked everything for freedom.
Additional Information
BISAC Categories:
- Juvenile Nonfiction | Biography & Autobiography - Cultural, Ethnic & Regional
- Juvenile Nonfiction | Biography & Autobiography - Historical
- Juvenile Nonfiction | Biography & Autobiography - Women
Dewey: B
LCCN: 2018043941
Age Level: 9-13
Grade Level: 4-8
Lexile Measure: 1090(Not Available)
Physical Information: 0.9" H x 5.6" W x 8.5" (0.70 lbs) 272 pages
Accelerated Reader Info
Quiz #: 500185
Reading Level: 7.9   Interest Level: Middle Grades   Point Value: 8.0
 
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Contributor Bio(s): Van Cleve, Kathleen: - Kathleen Van Cleve teaches creative writing and film at the University of Pennsylvania. She has written three books, including the award-winning middle grade novel Drizzle and lives in Philadelphia with her husband and sons.Dunbar, Erica Armstrong: - Erica Armstrong Dunbar is the Charles and Mary Beard Professor of History at Rutgers University. Her first book, A Fragile Freedom: African American Women and Emancipation in the Antebellum City, was published by Yale University Press in 2008. Her second book, Never Caught: The Washingtons' Relentless Pursuit of Their Runaway Slave, Ona Judge was a 2017 finalist for the National Book Award in nonfiction and a winner of the 2018 Frederick Douglass Book Award.

Reviewed by School Library Journal Reviews (SLJ Reviews 2019 January)

Gr 5 Up—This young readers edition of Dunbar's National Book Award–nominated title details the account of Ona Judge, who ran away from the household of George and Martha Washington. Born into slavery at Mount Vernon, Judge began working directly for Martha Washington by the age of 10. When the Washingtons left Mount Vernon for George's political career, Judge was chosen to make the trip north, visiting and eventually living in Pennsylvania and New York. Away from the sheltered world of Virginia, Judge encountered free black people for the first time and learned about laws such as the Gradual Abolition Act in Pennsylvania. The Washingtons went to great lengths to prevent those they enslaved from benefitting from this law. In May of 1796, then 22-year-old Judge walked out of the Washington's mansion in Philadelphia and onto the deck of a ship that would take her to New Hampshire. Although she was never able to live comfortably, she refused to go back to a life of slavery—no matter how determined George and Martha Washington were to reenslave her. This well-written story has been skillfully reconstructed from the sparse historical record available and delicately adapted for middle schoolers. Dunbar and van Cleve effectively and consistently convey the realities of being enslaved—and invite readers to empathize with Judge. VERDICT A brilliant work of U.S. history. Recommended for all collections.—Kristy Pasquariello, Westwood Public Library, MA

Copyright 2018 School Library Journal.
 
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