The Old African

by Julius Lester

Publisher: Dial Books in New York

Written in English
Cover of: The Old African | Julius Lester
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An elderly slave uses the power of his mind to ease the suffering of his fellow slaves and eventually lead them back to Africa. Based on an actual incident from black history.

Edition Notes

StatementJulius Lester ; illustrated by Jerry Pinkney.
ContributionsPinkney, Jerry, ill.
LC ClassificationsPZ7.L5629 Ol 2005
The Physical Object
Pagination79 p. :
Number of Pages79
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3676997M
ISBN 100803725647
LC Control Number2003015671

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