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#1621834 in Books 1998-01-01 1998-01-01Original language:EnglishPDF # 1 7.74 x .43 x 5.08l, .25 #File Name: 0140389814160 pages | File size: 46.Mb Julius Lester : The Long Journey Home: Stories from Black History before purchasing it in order to gage whether or not it would be worth my time, and all praised The Long Journey Home: Stories from Black History: 0 of 0 people found the following review helpful. Book "The Long Journey Home"By TwiggyBook arrived in excellent condition just as stated. This book is a good read for those who are interested in black history. Stories were
very enlightening and educational. If you want to learn more on the innermost feelings of persons who experienced slavery this is a good book. Other books by Julius Lester are also recommended.0 of 0 people found the following review helpful. A Very Important Read for all African AmericansBy Yaa SerwahI read this book several years ago when I was required reading for the students at the school I was associated with. I believe all African Americans should read it to know how our ancestors reacted to being enslaved. Indeed we should have it in our library.5 of 5 people found the following review helpful. Seeking Freedom--Humanity's BirthrightBy Plume45Julius Lester has written 6 stories about the Black struggle for personal and political freedom--an innate desire in all mankind.His style is direct and engaging; readers immediately understand and sympathize with the motivation and emotions of the various protagonists, suffering their setbacks and sharing their dreams.Highly readable this anthology presents a diverse group of settings and eras, all bound together by the natural wish for freedom of movement and the search for personal dignity.SATAN ON MY TRACK is party biographical, the story of a blues guitar player, who rides the rails and refuses to put down roots.LOUIS is also biographical, detailing the events of escape via the Road--the Underground Railroad, that is. BEN explores the difficult relations between races when slaves are raised almost as one of the family. The narrator, surprisingly, is a personable and fair white man, who may have to choose between an abhorent institution and the woman who is his heart's desire. THE MAN WHO WAS A HORSE describes the quiet patience of a Black cowboy, who actually brought in an entire herd of wild mustang singlehandedly. WHEN FREEDOM CAME studies the fate of the suddenly emancipated slaves and how they handled this unknownsocial condition. LONG JOURNEY HOME is as patchwork of diversefacts about slavery, recounted by an unnamed narrator to his young grandchildren, who are skeptical about tales of the old slave days. The ending is based on an actual account of a mass escape attempt. The ensemble effect will cause readers to marvel at the tenacity of one race to be free, and the audacity of another race to treat human beings as mere property. Lester has interwoven Literature, History and Morality in one slender volume, for all ages. Meet Rambler, a runaway slave roaming the countryside with a guitar, who knows the only way to stay free is to keep moving. Louis is another runaway, fleeing the plantation where he was raised, because he is about to be sold. And Jake and Mandy's marriage is damaged by slaveryand destroyed by freedom. Here is the African-American experience, brought alive by a master storyteller. About the AuthorJulius Lester is a celebrated author whose accolades include a Newbery Honor and a Coretta Scott King Award. He is also a National Book Award finalist, a National Book Critics Circle nominee, and a recipient of the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award. In addition to his critically acclaimed writing career, Mr. Lester has distinguished himself as a civil rights activist, musician, photographer, radio talk-show host, and professor. For 32 years he taught at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. He lives in western Massachusetts.