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What did you love best about Nobody's Slave?
I love that this novel turns the concept of slavery on its head. It forces readers to question how slavery comes about and to what degree it defines those who are enslaved. For students, I appreciate the complexity of two stories becoming one. It is a technique that not many novels for your people use.
Who was your favorite character and why?
Madu was definitely the most intriguing character. His dignity, fear, naivety, and strength were inspiring.
Which character – as performed by Tim Vicary – was your favorite?
I most appreciated the narration of the settings. It brings Madu and Tom's world to life, especially for young listeners.
Any additional comments?
I offered this novel as a choice for my 9th grade students in our historical fiction unit, and I am so glad I did. Students were engaged and intrigued and learned tremendous amounts about the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade as well as universal themes. I can't wait to teach it again next year!
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Though hard to listen to as far as all the cruelty, especially to the captured slaves, it is historically accurate. The author has an easy voice to listen to and tells the story well. The creative license he took with some parts only made it that much more interesting.