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.
For adult readers
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."
For young adults
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."
For beginning readers
Ellen Levine, Kadir Nelson (illustrator), "Henry's Freedom Box." *