The story of revolution leader Toussaint L'Ouverture of St. Domingue (now Haiti).
The island now known as Haiti was once a French colony called St. Domingue, where white plantation owners forced hundreds of thousands of African slaves to farm sugar cane. Toussaint L'Ouverture was one of those slaves . . . but not for long. The day would come when L'Ouverture would lead his island's slaves into a revolution for freedom, and his efforts would influence the course of world history.---from the publisher
80 pages 978-0618605705 Ages 9-12
Keywords: biography, Caribbean, diversity, diverse books, leadership, slavery, revolution, freedom, history, 9 year old, 10 year old, 11 year old, 12 year old, Haiti, Black Lives Matter, role of the individual, power of the individual, social activist