Bound for Jamaica by Gareth Calway

Bound for Jamaica

Written by Gareth Calway
Illustrated by Eoin Coveney
Part of the Read On Series


Bound for Jamaica by Gareth Calway

Between 1500 and 1800, over 12 million Africans were sold into slavery. This is the story of one boy who is kidnapped, sold and transported as a slave across the Atlantic from West Africa to a sugar plantation in Jamaica. The story of slavery told through a mixture of narrative and factual history. Find out the real story of the thousands of Africans taken from their homeland to work as slaves in the Americas and the Caribbean. *Help Key Stage 3 students move from Level 3b to Level 3a in reading.*Support comprehension with the illustrations and historical images that bring to life the experience of slavery.*Encourage shared and guided reading using the ready-made tasks and discussion points on the activity pages at the back of the book.


`Boys were very excited and I haven't seen boys of this ability as engaged in their reading. Students had no idea what a gladiator was and were impressed when they found out. All wanted to be gladiators by the end of it! Much better than the competition.

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48 pages


Gareth Calway
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Collins Educational an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers

Publication date

1st November 2012



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