PASSENGER ON THE PEARL: The True Story of Emily Edmonson's Flight from Slavery.
Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )
Chapel Hill, NC: Algonquin Young Readers, 2015. First edition - "In 1848, Emily Edmonson, thirteen, along with five siblings and seventy other enslaved people, boarded the "Pearl "in the Potomac River in Washington, D.C., in a bid to reach freedom. Within a day, the schooner was captured, and the six Edmonsons were sent to New Orleans to be sold. Emily and Mary were saved from the even crueler conditions when the threat of yellow fever forced their return to Virginia. They were eventually ransomed with the help of their parents and abolitionists, including Harriet Beecher Stowe, who later used them as models for characters in 'Uncle Tom s Cabin.'" An account written for older children, illustrated with vintage photographs and drawings. Slightly wider format. 153 pp plus sources and notes, bibliography.
Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers (a new copy)