Born in West Africa in 1745, Olaudah Equiano was kidnapped at the age of 11 and enslaved in America and the Caribbean. This book focuses on the early part of his life, when he worked on ships, bought his freedom and fought in wars. It is a dyslexia-friendly retelling of his fascinating life story by a brilliant author of historical fiction for teens. Confident readers will hopefully go on to read Equiano’s autobiography, which became a bestseller in his own lifetime.
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