Amistad The Story of a Slave Ship

amistad the story of a slave ship

In Spanish, Amistad means friendship. It was also the name of a slave ship. In 1838, the Amistad took hundreds of kidnapped Africans on a long journey across the Atlantic, but the brave captives would not give up their freedom, taking over the ship so they could sail back to their homeland. Patricia C. McKissack, Caldecott and Newbery Honor Winner as well as a three-time winner of the Coretta Scott King Award, recounts an amazing chapter in American history for beginning readers.---from the publisher

48 pages                               978-0448439006                          Ages 8-11

Keywords:  slavery, ships, journey, kidnapping, history, freedom, African American, African American author, diversity, diverse books, Diversity: Oppression and Resilience, Spanish, 8 year old, 9 year old, 10 year old, 11 year old, African history, American history

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