The largest attempted slave escape on U.S. soil happened in SouthWest Washington, DC. That's the tale in "Passenger on the Pearl." Young readers discuss the book in front of a live audience at George Mason University's Fall For the Book celebration. Writer Winifred Conkling discusses the history. Actress Lolita Marie reads from the book. Kitty Felde is host.
Passenger on the Pearl - Winifred Conkling
Books recommended by Kendall, Vibha, and Gareth:
Dork Diaries - Rachel Renee Russell
Ungifted - Gordon Korman
Percy Jackson & the Olympians – Rick Riordan
Recommended by Winifred Conkling
Because of Winn-Dixie – Kate DiCamillo
Recommended by Lolita Marie
The Giving Tree - Shel Silverstein
Recommended by our audience:
Tonight on the Titanic - Mary Pope Osborne and Sal Murdocca
Oh, the Places You’ll Go! – Dr. Seuss
Eragon - Christopher Paolini
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn – Mark Twain
Information on the effort to build a replica of the schooner Pearl: http://pearlcoalition.org/
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