12 Years a Slave
Narrated by Solomon Northrup. ISBN-13 978-1-62686-236-4. Copyright 2014; originally published in 1853. Pliable leather-like cover with tooled title and graphics. 212 pages.
"12 Years a Slave, narrative of Solomon Northrup, a citizen of New York, kidnapped in Washington City in 1841, and rescued in 1853, from a cotton plantation near the Red River, in Louisiana" is the riveting memoir that was the basis for the Academy Award-winning film "12 Years a Slave". This is the true story of Solomon Northup, who was born and raised as a freeman in New York. He lived the American dream with a loving family and home until he was drugged, kidnapped, and sold into slavery. His extraordinary journey proves the resiliency of hope and the human spirit despite the most grueling and formidable of circumstances.