Laura Dail Literary Agency


Cover Reveal: NEVER CAUGHT's Young Readers Edition



It’s for the Young Reader’s Edition of NEVER CAUGHT by National Book Award Finalist and Charles and Mary Beard Professor of History at Rutgers University, Erica Armstrong Dunbar, written with Senior Lecturer at the University of Pennsylvania and author of DRIZZLE, Kathy DeMarco Van Cleve.

Subtitle of the original, adult version: The Washingtons' Relentless Pursuit of Their Runaway Slave, Ona Judge

Subtitle of this forthcoming children’s middle grade edition: The Story of Ona Judge: George and Martha Washington's Courageous Slave Who Dared to Run Away

In addition to its National Book Award nomination, NEVER CAUGHT is also a New England Book Award Finalist, and a Library of Virginia People’s Choice Award Finalist. We’ve sold movie rights, Chinese rights, audio rights, and more. And it’s no wonder. This is history at its finest. And it is such a pleasure to help spread the story of this enslaved young woman who risked everything for a chance to be free. 

Book coming in January. Buckle up, be inspired, and stay tuned!

Laura Dail