Twelve Years a Slave (Paperback)
The New York Times Bestselling Book, which was the basis for the Oscar and Golden Globe Winning Dramatic Movie. This is the original 1853 true memoir that told the true tale of the horrors of a life of servitude. Solomon Northup was born and raised in New York, living happily, with a wife and two children, until he is kidnapped and sold into slavery in the Deep South. Subjected to terrible and brutal abuses on sugar and cotton plantations in Louisiana, he manages to get word to his family. Finally, after twelve years, a daring rescue is planned, but others are not so lucky, and the story doesn't end there. Join us for a shocking true story of degradation, hope, and the resiliency of the human spirit.
A unique book with an even more unique message. Federle writes an inspirational book with hints of his own boyhood and tricks in Broadway. Life is Like a Musical shows us that your own story is not what your parents or your siblings think you should do but what you want. I would give this book to anyone who just needs a life boost. - Kaitlyn, customer age 12