The Slave Dancer

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The Slave Dancer
The cover of the first edition of the book, published in 1973
Author Paula Fox
Translator Bruce Davis
Illustrator Eros Keith
Cover artist Eros Keith
Country United States
Language English
Genre Historical novel
Publisher Bradbury Press
Publication date
November 1974
Media type Print (Hardback & Paperback)
Pages 176 pages
ISBN 0-87888-062-3
OCLC 804264
LC Class PZ7.F838 Sl

The Slave Dancer is a children's book written by Paula Fox and published in 1973. It tells the story of a boy called Jessie Bollier who witnessed first-hand the savagery of the African slave trade. The book not only includes an historical account, but it also touches upon the emotional conflicts felt by those involved in transporting the slaves from Africa to other parts of the world. The book received the Newbery Medal in 1974.

Preceded by
Julie of the Wolves
Newbery Medal recipient
Succeeded by
M. C. Higgins, the Great