for Rebels Against Slavery by Patricia C. McKissack and Fredrick McKissack
Contrary to typical early Hollywood portrayals of chattel slavery as it was practiced in the Americas, people of African heritage were not contented in enslavement. The McKissacks' award-winning Christmas in the Big House, Christmas in the Quarters (Scholastic, 1994) demonstrates that historic reality. Rebels against Slavery introduces young readers to some of the brave "men and women, slaves and free blacks, Northerners and Southerners, whites and Native Americans" who knowingly risked their lives in active revolt against slavery. The defiance of individuals such as Toussaint Louverture, Gabriel Prosser, Harriet Tubman, Nat Turner, Denmark Vesey and the rebels on the Amistad are described. Black-and-white archival photos document this carefully researched, compelling account. A chronology and extensive bibliography are included. Honor Book, 1996 CCBC Coretta Scott King Award Discussion: Author (Ages 11-16)
CCBC Choices 1996. © Cooperative Children's Book Center, Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison, 1996. Used with permission.
The award-winning authors explore an important, neglected area of history. Here are exciting true stories of African-American rebels who fought against slavery, such as Cinque, leader of a slave ship revolt who went before the Supreme Court and won freedom for himself and his shipmates, Nat Turner, and many others. B&W photos.
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