BLACK BIOGRAPHIES THAT MATTER TO ALL YOUNG READERS.

Runaway

The Daring Escape of Ona Judge

The story of Ona Judge, who was enslaved by Martha and George Washington, and risked her life to emancipate herself. Ona’s story is told in a stunning poem and powerfully illustrated by the renowned artist Keith Mallett. Learn more…

AVAILABLE January 5, 2021. PREORDER NOW!

“a distinctive, haunting voice, and powerful images” —Kirkus, Stared Review

Runaway, The Daring Escape of Ona Judge by Ray Anthony Shepard

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Now or Never! 54th Massachusetts Infantry’s War to End Slavery by Ray Anthony Shepard

Now or Never!

54th Massachusetts Infantry’s War to End Slavery

A dual biography of George Stephens and James Henry Gooding, Civil War soldiers, and the first Black war correspondents’ expose the dangers and tragedies on and off the battlefield and the shocking injustices they endured in the Union Army. Learn more…

“Absolutely stellar.” – Kirkus Reviews, starred review

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