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Passing for White

Part of the Barrington Stoke teen series
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Treachery, adventure and dreams of freedom triumph in this stunningly evocative historical adventure, inspired by a stunning real-life story, and brought to a modern teen audience by a Carnegie Medal-winning author. 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+

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Barrington Stoke Ltd
178112681X / 9781781126813
Paperback / softback
United Kingdom
103 pages : map (black and white)
20 cm
Quiz No: 231986, Points 3.00, Book Level 4.10,
Upper Years - Key Stage 3 Learn More
Published in Scotland. "RA8,IATeen"--Back cover Dyslexic-friendly.