The Escape of Oney Judge

Martha Washington's Slave Finds Freedom

By McCully, Emily Arnold

Publishers Summary:
Young Oney Judge risks everything to escape a life of slavery in the household of George and Martha Washington and to make her own way as a free black woman.

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ISBN
978-0-37432-225-0
Publisher
New York : Farrar Straus Giroux, 2007.


REVIEWS

School Library Journal

Reviewed on February 1, 2007

Gr 2-4 Drawing on well-documented accounts of Martha Washington's runaway slave, McCully's fictionalized retelling focuses on Oney Judge's childhood and early adult years. Favored by her mistress, the girl is separated from her mother when Washington becomes president and moves his family from Mount Vernon to New York and then to the new capital in Philadelphia. The watercolor paintings, ...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Guide

Reviewed on January 1, 2007

Ten-year-old slave Oney appreciates that her mistress, Martha Washington, treats her well, but as she matures and her circu...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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