Sunday, March 2, 2008

Slavery still exists???

I just read a fantastic memoir by Francis Bok about his life as a slave, and later, an escaped slave. It's called Escape from Slavery. Bok is from Sudan, and was captured in 1986 (yes, only 22 years ago!) when he was only 7 years old. Now he lives in the US and works with the American Anti-Slavery Group to end slavery all over the world. His story is so inspiring because he always remained determined to be free and never gave up on himself. This would be a great topic for English 9 students for their Human Rights Project during 4th quarter, but it's also just a gripping read and an important topic for anyone to learn about.

1 comment:

Mrs. Bade said...

Wow, Ms. Morris! That sounds like a really good book. It definately would work with your Human Rights unit. I'll have to put this one on my short list.
Thanks for sharing!!
Mrs. Bade