Answering The Cry For Freedom: Stories Of African Americans And The American Revolution

ISBN-10: 162979306X
ISBN-13: 9781629793061
Author: Woelfle, Gretchen
Illustrated by: Christie, R. Gregory
Interest Level: 3-7
Publisher: Boyds Mills Press

Publication Date: October 2016

Copyright: 2016

Page Count: 240


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Interest Level

Grades 3-7

Reading Level

Guided Reading:
Lexile: 1040L
Accelerated Reader Level: 7.7
Accelerated Reader Points: 7.0
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BISAC Subjects

JUVENILE NONFICTION / Biography & Autobiography / Historical

JUVENILE NONFICTION / History / United States / Colonial & Revolutionary Periods

Description
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. These individuals include: Boston King, Agrippa Hull, James Armistead Lafayette, Phillis Wheatley, Elizabeth "Mumbet" Freeman, Prince Hall, Mary Perth, Ona Judge, Sally Hemings, Paul Cuffe, John Kizell, Richard Allen, and Jarena Lee. Includes individual bibliographies and timelines, author note, and source notes.
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