Passenger on the Pearl: The True Story of Emily Edmonson's Flight from Slavery

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Paperback / Hardcover - In 1848, thirteen-year-old Emily Edmonson and seventy-five other enslaved people boarded thePearl in Washington, D.C., hoping to sail north in the largest slave escape attempt in American history. Through Edmonson’s journey from enslaved person to teacher at a school for African American women, Conkling illuminates the daily lives of enslaved people.

Age Range:    12 -14