The Slave Dancer

The Slave Dancer

A Novel

Book - 1973
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Kidnapped by the crew of an Africa-bound ship, a thirteen-year-old boy discovers to his horror that he is on a slaver and his job is to play music for the exercise periods of the human cargo.
Publisher: Scarsdale, N.Y. : Bradbury Press, [1973]
ISBN: 9780878880621
Branch Call Number: Y FIC Fox P
Characteristics: 176 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Keith, Eros - Illustrator


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Sep 14, 2018

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Lovestoread5 Feb 24, 2020

This was a difficult book to get through once you get toward the middle - that's when all the slave issues happen and it's quite graphic. Even I, as an adult, had to put it down a few times. I can't imagine young kids reading it. But, that being said, it is an excellent story - I would think more High School ages would do better to read and report and do essays on it, though.

Indigo_Elephant_22 Jun 28, 2014

It was a great book! Even though it was sad until the very end.


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Indigo_Elephant_22 Jun 28, 2014

Jessie is a young boy going to get candles for his mother when he is stolen to work on a ship. the story is about his life and jobs on the ship and how he gets home.

lms May 07, 2008

"A thirteen-year-old boy wanders down the New Orleans wharf to watch the slave traders unload their cargo. He is shanghaied aboard a ship bound for Africa to play for the slaves while they exercise. He befriends a black boy his age and they witness the horrors of slavery together." (Novelist Review)


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Indigo_Elephant_22 Jun 28, 2014

"I can't hear it! I can't bear it!"


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