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The Resource Passenger on the Pearl

Passenger on the Pearl

Label
Passenger on the Pearl
Title
Passenger on the Pearl
Statement of responsibility
Winifred Conkling
Title variation
Passenger on the Pearl
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the true story of Emily Edmonsons flight from slavery
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
NOW IN PAPERBACK! The page-turning, heart-wrenching true story of one young woman willing to risk her safety and even her life for a chance at freedom in the largest slave escape attempt in American history. In 1848, thirteen-year-old Emily Edmonson, five of her siblings, and seventy other enslaved people boarded the Pearl under cover of night in Washington, D.C., hoping to sail north to freedom. Within a day, the schooner was captured, and the Edmonsons were sent to New Orleans to be sold into even crueler conditions. Through Emily Edmonson's journey from enslaved person to teacher at a school for African American young women, Conkling illuminates the daily lives of enslaved people, the often changing laws affecting them, and the high cost of a failed escape."Clearly written, well-documented, and chock full of maps, sidebars, and reproductions of photographs and engravings, the fascinating volume covers a lot of history in a short space. Conkling uses the tools of a novelist to immerse readers in Emily's experiences. A fine and harrowing true story." —Kirkus Reviews "[Passenger on the Pearl] covers information about slavery that is often not found in other volumes . . . Conkling's work is intricate and detailed . . . A strong and well-sourced resource." —School Library Journal "Conkling is a fine narrator . . . Readers familiar with the trials of Solomon Northup will find this equally involving." —The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books "Edmondson's life story is compelling and inspiring. It provides the perfect hook for readers into the horrors of slavery." —VOYAA Junior Library Guild Selection
Summary
Documents the events of the 1848 escape attempt by Emily Edmonson on board the Pearl, discussing the contributions made by Harriet Beecher Stowe, Emily's subsequent education, and her history-changing teaching career
Writing style
Illustration
Award
Carter G. Woodson Book Awards: Secondary Level, 2016.
Biography type
contains biographical information
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10393372
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 306.362092
  • 920
Index
no index present
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1160
Literary form
non fiction
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  • 7
  • 10
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
Target audience
adolescent
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the true story of Emily Edmonson's flight from slavery
Label
Passenger on the Pearl
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Publication
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OVERDRIVE:6f7ab61e-1715-4357-90ba-c269164dda34
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781616204365
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Passenger on the Pearl
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:6f7ab61e-1715-4357-90ba-c269164dda34
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781616204365
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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