Never Caught

  • Type: Books
  • By: Erica Armstrong Dunbar
  • Age Category: Adults
  • Genre: Non-Fiction
  • Recommended by: Sherri M.
  • ISBN/UPC: 9781501126390
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How one woman stood up to the Father of Our Country and won her own war of independence.

There are several unusual things about Ona Maria Judge: she was born on George Washington’s Mount Vernon plantation, she was a slave with a middle name AND a surname, she was Martha Washington’s personal servant in the presidential mansion, and she risked everything to gain freedom. Dunbar tells the little known story of Ona Judge as she grows from frightened girl learning how to serve the First Lady in a northern city to a fierce, determined woman protecting her family and evading Washington’s slave catchers. This book reads like fiction but tells the story of a real heroine .