Product Details
List Price:
$18.95
Ages:
9 to 12
Grades:
3 to 7
Pages:
224
Trim Size:
8" x 10"
Published:
10/2016
Imprint:
Calkins Creek
ISBN-13: 978-1-62979-306-1
Illustrations:
Black-and-white illustrations
Lexile Level:
1040L

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About the Book

Overview

Even as American Patriots fought for independence from British rule during the Revolutionary War, oppressive conditions remained in place for the thousands of enslaved and free African Americans living in this country. But African Americans took up their own fight for freedom by joining the British and American armies; preaching, speaking out, and writing about the evils of slavery; and establishing settlements in Nova Scotia and Africa. The thirteen stories featured in this collection spotlight charismatic individuals who answered the cry for freedom, focusing on the choices they made and how they changed America both then and now. Includes individual bibliographies and timelines, author note, and source notes.

Reviews

"Biographical sketches tell of 13 remarkable black men and women… (t)he well-told stories, illustrated with striking silhouettes by Christie, can be read independently of one another…. Accessible, inspiring accounts of courageous men and women." —Kirkus Reviews

“Author Woelfle and illustrator Christie share the stories of African American patriots of the American Revolution, an important and interesting part of history that is not often covered in texts. The personal stories will inspire and guide many who are forging their own path for equal rights today.…a well researched book that will make history relatable for students.” – VOYA

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Gretchen Woelfle

Gretchen Woelfle is the author of multiple award-winning fiction and nonfiction books for young readers, including Jeannette Rankin: Political Pioneer, Write On, Mercy!: The Secret Life of Mercy Otis Warren, and Mumbet’s Declaration of Independence. She lives in Los Angeles, California. gretchenwoelfle.com

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