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John Newton: A Slave Set Free (Trailblazers) Paperback – May 20, 2003
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If you like this, you'll love these:Voices against Slavery by Catherine HouseTen Christians who spoke out against slavery.The Freedom Fighter by Derick BinghamWilliam Wilberforce's abolition of slavery act brought about the end of this despicable practice, but without Newton as his mentor this might not have happened.Ten girls who used their talents by Irene Howat includes a chapter on a famous American abolitionist, Harriet Beacher Stowe. (Catherine MacKenzie ~ Author and CF4K Editor)
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Irene Howat is an award-winning author and a talented artist in Ayrshire, Scotland. She is married to a retired minister and they have a grown up family. She especially enjoys receiving letters and replies to all of them; check out her new stories at www.story-a-month-club.org.uk.
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A Slave Set Free opens a little awkwardly in the present day. In the first chapter, two boys named Chris and James end up doing some exploration on their computer about the history of slavery. In the second chapter John Newton's story begins. Though we haven't finished the entire book, it doesn't appear that the author returns to the modern-day Chris and James computer scene.
Anyhow, my boys are all enjoying it. The author does a good job depicting slave conditions on the ships. My nine year old was moved to tears listening to one of the passages.
Overall, a good book. I've always been happy with Christian Focus Publications. Author Irene Howat also wrote the "Ten Boys/Girls Who..." series, which my kids have really enjoyed.