Jim Huckleberry...A story that sings the soul of a man who will be free by any means...A story that holds the heart of the enslaved who seized the day for their dreams... A story that moves the mind to see the paths and perils of interracial teams...Featuring footnotes on the history of American slavery and race relations, this edgy and action-packed novel in verse tells the story of Jim, Mark Twain's fictional "runaway slave", by remaking him into a bold, self-liberated Black man. From Jim’s impulse to kill to protect his freedom against betrayal, to thoughts of rescuing his family to the Black nation of Haiti, to his final act of taking the first name of his poor White helper, Huckleberry, to root his new legacy, Jim is his own man. Jim longs for his wife, pines for his children, contemplates the nature of a God that would allow slavery, and calls out the superstition at the center of White supremacy. By centering Jim, the story writes a reparation for the literary wrongs of Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. Serving as an antidote to the dehumanizing portrayal of Jim that stains Twain's most famous work, the man tells his own story with the blues-infused lyricism of a poet and the fierce truth-telling of a revolutionary. Purchase of this book includes access to teaching tools and virtual interactive workshop sessions for educators, teacher trainers, librarians, and parents looking for ways to teach the history of American slavery in order to inspire deep empathy and intellectual empowerment.

Jim Huckleberry

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  • Jim Huckleberry...A story that sings the soul of a man who will be free by any means...A story that holds the heart of the enslaved who seized the day for their dreams... A story that moves the mind to see the paths and perils of interracial teams...Featuring footnotes on the history of American slavery and race relations, this edgy and action-packed novel in verse tells the story of Jim, Mark Twain's fictional "runaway slave", by remaking him into a bold, self-liberated Black man.