Ajeemah and His Son
In 1807, at the height of the slave trade, Ajeemah and his son, Atu, are snatched by slave traders from their home in Africa while en route to deliver a dowry to Atu’s bride-to-be. Ajeemah and Atu are then taken to Jamaica and sold to neighboring plantations never to see one another again.
Readers will come away with a new sense of respect for those who maintained their dignity and humanity under the cruelest of circumstances.
1993 Books for the Teen Age (NY Public Library)