Between 1500 and 1800, over 12 million Africans were sold into slavery. This is the story of one boy who is kidnapped, sold and transported as a slave across the Atlantic from West Africa to a sugar plantation in Jamaica.
The story of slavery told through a mixture of narrative and factual history. Find out the real story of the thousands of Africans taken from their homeland to work as slaves in the Americas and the Caribbean.
*Help Key Stage 3 students move from Level 3b to Level 3a in reading.
*Support comprehension with the illustrations and historical images that bring to life the experience of slavery.
*Encourage shared and guided reading using the ready-made tasks and discussion points on the activity pages at the back of the book.
Alan Gibbons trained as a teacher and through working with young people discovered his literary voice. He started writing fiction for his pupils and published his first novel in 1993. Alan has also appeared on the BBC education programme Writer's Block, the Blue Peter Book Awards, radio 4's Front Row, and is a regular contributor to TES, Junior Education, Carousel, Books for Keeps and other journals.