Books by Catherine Johnson
Journey Back to Freedom: the Olaudah Equiano Story
by Catherine Johnson & Katie Hickey (illustrator)
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.
“This book plunges you into a technicolour world that you can believe right away.” Read more...
The Best Historical Fiction for Teens
Interviews where books by Catherine Johnson were recommended
The Best Historical Fiction for Teens, recommended by KJ Whittaker
Historical novelist K J Whittaker takes us on a time-travelling adventure as she selects five brilliant historical novels for teens.