Books by Gann and Willen


A 2012 Notable Book for a Global Society, awarded by the Children’s Literature and Reading Special Interest Group, International Reading Association. Click here for more information.

“Encyclopedic in scope and minutely detailed, this comprehensive volume takes on the history of slavery across the globe…readers will be drawn in by the dramatic biographies and personal testimonies, illustrated with archival photos and paintings….” Booklist. Click here to read the complete review.

“…the authors weave their narrative around contemporary accounts and documented incidents … this leaves Richard Watkins’ Slavery: Bondage Throughout History (2001) in the dust as a first look at a terrible topic.” Kirkus Reviews.   Click here to read the complete review.”

“…an invaluable work that sets slavery into a much larger continuum that predates recorded history and continues even today… [They] are engaging storytellers… Highly Recommended.” Val Ken Lem, Ryerson University. CM: Canadian Materials.  Click here to read the complete review.

Starred Review. “This groundbreaking title brings the disturbing subject into historical and contemporary focus.” Gerry Larson, Durham School of the Arts, NC. School Library Journal.

“An impressive amount of history here … something to inspire young readers, who will certainly be left with the sobering realization that slavery is limited neither to culture nor period.” Deirdre Baker. Toronto Star.  Click here to read the complete review.

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