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Never Caught, the Story of Ona Judge
Never Caught, the Story of Ona Judge: George and Martha Washington's Courageous Slave Who Dared to Run Away; Young Readers Edition | Kathleen Van Cleve, Erica Armstrong Dunbar
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A National Book Award Finalist for Nonfiction, Never Caught is the eye-opening narrative of Ona Judge, George and Martha Washingtons runaway slave, who risked everything for a better lifenow available as a young readers edition! In this incredible narrative, Erica Armstrong Dunbar reveals a fascinating and heartbreaking behind-the-scenes look at the Washingtons when they were the First Familyand an in-depth look at their slave, Ona Judge, who dared to escape from one of the nations Founding Fathers. Born into a life of slavery, Ona Judge eventually grew up to be George and Martha Washingtons favored dower slave. When she was told that she was going to be given as a wedding gift to Martha Washingtons granddaughter, Ona made the bold and brave decision to flee to the north, where she would be a fugitive. From her childhood, to her time with the Washingtons and living in the slave quarters, to her escape to New Hampshire, Erica Armstrong Dunbar (along with Kathleen Van Cleve), shares an intimate glimpse into the life of a little-known, but powerful figure in history, and her brave journey as she fled the most powerful couple in the country.
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Hanging out reading to my eight-year-old at the coffee shop. The youth version of the story is great. I thought she might get bored or lost in the history but she‘s soaking it up.

I feel strongly that my kids know from a young age that Martha & George Washington were racists who owned enslaved people. The story of Ona Judge is remarkable and I‘m so excited to be sharing it.

rretzler 💕 5mo
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