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Never Caught: Young Readers Edition


A National Book Award Finalist for Nonfiction, Never Caught is the eye-opening narrative of Ona Judge, George and Martha Washington’s runaway slave, who risked everything for a better life—now available as a young reader’s edition!

In this incredible narrative, Erica Armstrong Dunbar reveals a fascinating and heartbreaking behind-the-scenes look at the Washingtons when they were the First Family—and an in-depth look at their slave, Ona Judge, who dared to escape from one of the nation’s Founding Fathers.

Suggested Age Range: 9-13 years old

By Erica Armstrong Dunbar, Published by Simon & Schuster, 2019.  272 pages, hardcover.

Interested in learning more about slavery at Mount Vernon, click here, to listen to our Director of Public Education, Elizabeth Sulock, talk with Jessie MacLeod, a former Newport Historical Society Buchanan Burnham Fellow and current Associate Curator at George Washington’s Mount Vernon, discusses curating the exhibit Lives Bound Together: Slavery at George Washington’s Mount Vernon