The Slave Dancer

Book review by Barbara Schultz, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 10+

Kidnapped White boy sees cruelty of slavery in graphic tale.

Parents say

age 14+

Based on 3 reviews

Kids say

age 12+

Based on 12 reviews

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age 13+

I think it would be better suitable for.....

I feel this book has many racial slurs and complete disrespect towards women, such as when the crew look at the naked slaves or when Jessie peeks through windows to see naked women. This book has drunkenness and feel it would be for aged 13+ I just feel this book is too graphic for youngsters since it does depict the horrors of the slave trade. Definitely only for mature teens and up.

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age 12+

Its fine but...

This book is great but you do need to be alerted of language and reference to sex, and drugs. I believe this book is only for you if you are mature. This book is also for older kids because it is a little harder to read. It is an interesting book and very good but it is very detailed about the slave trade. Btw it might say Im a parent but I am really 11 years old this book was a little too much for me and many of my classmates.

This title has:

Educational value
Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking

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