Spring 2022

The Slave Trade

Black Lives and the Drive for Profit

From the Series American Slavery and the Fight for Freedom (Read Woke ™ Books)

  • Interest Level: Grade 4 - Grade 8
  • Reading Level: Grade 4

Racism and profit were driving forces in the growth of slavery. The transatlantic trade of enslaved people saw millions of kidnapped Africans sent around the world, many of them to the Americas. Even after the importation of enslaved people was banned in 1808, slavery did not end in the US. Read this book to learn about the Middle Passage, the triangular trade, and the people who continued fighting for change after the importation of enslaved people was banned.

Read Woke™ Books are created in partnership with Cicely Lewis, the Read Woke librarian. Inspired by a belief that knowledge is power, Read Woke Books seek to amplify the voices of people of the global majority (people who are of African, Arab, Asian, and Latin American descent and identify as not white), provide information about groups that have been disenfranchised, share perspectives of people who have been underrepresented or oppressed, challenge social norms and disrupt the status quo, and encourage readers to take action in their community.

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Interest Level Grade 4 - Grade 8
Reading Level Grade 4
Genre Nonfiction, Social Studies
Category 5 Kinds of Nonfiction, 5KN: Traditional Nonfiction, Diverse Books: Race & Ethnicity, Diverse Books: Social Class, Diverse Books: Social Justice, Diversity, SEL: C Social Awareness, Social Emotional Learning
Copyright 2022
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Brand Read Woke ™ Books
Imprint Lerner Publications ™
Language English
Number of Pages 32
Publication Date 2022-01-01
Text Type Informational/Explanatory
BISACS JNF010000, JNF053140, JNF025080
Dewey 306.3/6209
Dimensions 7 x 9
Lexile 1030
Guided Reading Level X
Features Bibliography/further reading, Glossary, Index, Introductory note, Page Plus™, Primary source quotations/images, Reviewed, Sidebars, Source notes, Teaching Guides, and eSource

Reviews

School Library Journal, Series Made Simple

“An important purchase for those who want to broaden the perspectives in their American History collection.”—School Library Journal

Author: Elliott Smith

Elliott Smith is a writer and editor based in Falls Church, Virginia.

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American Slavery and the Fight for Freedom (Read Woke ™ Books)

This study of slavery in America balances accounts of oppression with true stories of resistance and resilience, centering on the voices of enslaved people. Page Plus QR codes link readers to primary source recordings from the Voices Remembering Slavery collection at the Library of… View available downloads →