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This online book from the International Children's Digital Library traces the journey of Equiano, a young African boy of the Ibo tribe, from his capture by Africans to his life in the Americas. It describes his arduous adventure from slavery to becoming a free man. Inspired by the memoirs of Olaudah Equiano, a freed and literate slave.
Also available to read in French. Author and Illustrator—Jean-Jacques Vayssières.
Clearing the Hurdle - Picture Walk (Document)
Clearing the Hurdle - Research Activity (Document)
Clearing the Hurdle - Story Organizer (Document)
This book tells the story of the enormous obstacles Equiano faced on his journey from slavery to becoming a free man. It also describes his experiences and participation in the anti-slavery movement.
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