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Biddy Mason Speaks Up by Arisa White and Laura Atkins tells the story of Biddy Mason, an early leader in Los Angeles. When Biddy arrived in California, where slavery was technically illegal, she was kept captive by her owners and forced to work without pay. But when Biddy learned that she was going to be taken to a slave state, she launched a plan to win her freedom. She refused to be defined by her enslavement and went on to a successful career as a business and civic leader in the fledgling city of Los Angeles.
For Grades 4 – 7.