Passenger on the Pearl: The True Story of Emily Edmonson's Flight from Slavery

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Algonquin Young Readers
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6.9 X 9.1 X 0.8 inches | 0.95 pounds

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About the Author

Winifred Conkling is a Simon & Schuster author.


"Edmundson's life story is compelling and inspiring. It provides the perfect hook for readers into the horrors of slavery . . . This is a great introduction into a little-known but important historical figure and a fascinating look at the impact of a lesser-known abolishment attempt." --VOYA

"Conkling's work is intricate and detailed . . . This is a strong and well-sourced resource." --School Library Journal

"Passenger is a great resource for teaching young readers about the tragedy of slavery, as experienced by a girl their own age." --Historical Novels Review

"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 behind an American classic." --Kirkus Reviews

"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

"[Conkling] provides an effective antidote to the oversimplified picture of slavery in America painted by some outdated textbooks." --Booklist Online