The Slave Dancer

By Paula Fox
Read by George Guidall

4.25 Hours 10/19/2016 unabridged
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One day, thirteen-year-old Jessie Bollier is earning pennies playing his fife on the docks of New Orleans; the next, he is kidnapped and thrown aboard a slave ship, where his job is to provide music while shackled slaves “dance” to keep their muscles strong and their bodies profitable. As the endless voyage continues, Jessie grows increasingly sickened by the greed, brutality, and inhumanity of the slave trade, but nothing prepares him for the ultimate horror he will witness before his nightmare ends — a horror that will change his life forever.

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One day, thirteen-year-old Jessie Bollier is earning pennies playing his fife on the docks of New Orleans; the next, he is kidnapped and thrown aboard a slave ship, where his job is to provide music while shackled slaves “dance” to keep their muscles strong and their bodies profitable. As the endless voyage continues, Jessie grows increasingly sickened by the greed, brutality, and inhumanity of the slave trade, but nothing prepares him for the ultimate horror he will witness before his nightmare ends — a horror that will change his life forever.

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Author Bio: Paula Fox

Paula Fox was born in New York City in 1923. Her mother rejected her at birth and she was rescued from an orphanage by her grandmother, who raised her around Florida, Cuba, and other parts of the United States. She attended Columbia University, and worked as a teacher and tutor until starting a career as a writer in her forties. For her work, she won the international Hans Christian Andersen Award in 1978, the 1974 Newbery Medal for her novel The Slave Dancer; a 1983 National Book Award in Children’s Fiction for A Place Apart; and the 2008 Deutscher Jugendliteraturpreis for A Portrait of Ivan in its German-language edition, Ein Bild von Ivan. In 2011 Fox was inducted into the New York State Writers Hall of Fame.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction/Classics
Runtime: 4.25
Audience: Children (8–12)
Language: English