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Passing for white
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Passing for white

Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9781781126813

Publication Date: 11 May 2017

Subject: Older teen novels

Suitable for: Secondary

AR: 4.1 UY

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Set in 19th century America, a mixed race runaway slave girl adopts a disguise as a white gentlemen to escape to freedom in the north.

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Set in 19th century America, a mixed race runaway slave girl adopts a disguise as a white gentlemen to escape to freedom in the north.

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+

NOTE : Includes accurate historical usage of racist terminology, and discussion of physical and sexual abuse of slaves. Rosa becomes pregnant twice during the story but suffers miscarriages.

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TF
Subject
Older teen novels
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11 May 2017
Edition
Original
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9781781126813
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Binding
Stitched
Pages
104
Width
130mm
Height
198mm
Weight
211g
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