Books

Celia, A Slave

Book Review by Bradley, age 14 years old

Celia was an ordinary slave–until she struck back at her abusive master and became the defendant in a landmark trial that threatened to undermine the very foundations of the South’s “Peculiar Institution.”

This story takes place in 1855, Calloway County, Missouri.

It’s about a slave named Celia in the American slavery crisis. for a time she was framed for the murder of her master but the people found out it wasn’t her. The court found that Celia was the witness to a crime.  Celia met other slaves and their masters’.

I kind of liked the book and I would give it 2/5 (I didn’t like it, but I didn’t hate it.) I didn’t like it because the subject of the story made me mad but it told a great story.