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Passing for White

Passing for White

Author: Tanya Landman
Series: Barrington Stoke
$21.00(NZD)  inc GST
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Description

It's 1848 in the Deep South of America. Rosa is a slave but her owner is also her father and her fair skin means she can 'pass for white'. With the help of her husband Benjamin, she disguises herself as a young southern gentleman - and Benjamin's master. In this guise, the couple flee the South, explaining away their lack of literacy, avoiding those they have encountered before and holding their nerve over a thousand miles to freedom.Inspired by the amazing true story of Ellen Craft who escaped a life of slavery through a daring disguise and won freedom for herself and her husband.Particularly suitable for struggling, reluctant and dyslexic readers aged 13+

Author description

Tanya Landman studied for a degree in English Literature at Liverpool University before working in a bookshop, an arts centre and a zoo. Tanya won the Carnegie Medal in 2015 with Buffalo Soldier and is renowned for her thought-provoking novels set in nineteenth-century America.

Stock Information

General Fields

  • : 9781781126813
  • : Barrington Stoke, Limited
  • : Barrington Stoke Ltd
  • : May 2017
  • : 198mm X 130mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : May 2017
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Tanya Landman
  • : Paperback
  • : English
  • : 823.92
  • : Teen - Grade 7-9, Age 12-14
  • : 104