Slavery in Philadelphia is the subject of a public discussion at Christ Church tomorrow evening. There are a number of excellent books on the subject of slavery during Colonial America, including some for children.
Charles L. Blockson, "African Americans in Pennsylvania: Above Ground and Underground: An Illustrated Guide."
Lorene Cary, "The Price of a Child," a history-based novel, chosen as Philadelphia's first "One Book, One Philadelphia" selection.
Deborah Mathias Gough, "Christ Church, Philadelphia: The Nation's Church in a Changing City."
Gary B. Nash, "Forging Freedom: The Formation of Philadelphia's Black Community, 1720-1840."
Benjamin Quarles, "The Negro in the Making of America."
Roger Wilkins, "Jefferson's Pillow."
Ann Rinaldi, "Hang a Thousand Trees with Ribbons: The Story of Phyllis Wheatley."
Ann Rinaldi, "Taking Liberty: The Story of Oney Judge, George Washington's Runaway Slave."
Julius Lester and Rod Brown, "From Slave Ship to Freedom Road."
Ann Cameron, Olaudah Equiano, "Kidnapped Prince: The Life of Olaudah Equiano."
For young readers
Scott O'Dell, "My Name is Not Angelica."
Jeannette Winter, "Following the Drinking Gourd."