To Be a Slave, by Julius Lester, is a collection of true stories told in the words of the slaves themselves. There are stories of how slavery in the United States began, of how the slaves came to this country, of life on the plantation, and of freedom.
All the stories are incredibly sad and give us a glimpse of what it was like to be a slave in those days. What made these stories all the more moving was the fact that they were true, and told from the mouths of the real slaves. It made me appreciate the strength and courage of the slaves even more. I highly recommend this book to everyone.