Answering the Cry for Freedom: Stories of African Americans and the American Revolution by Gretchen WoelfleAnswering the Cry for Freedom: Stories of African Americans and the American Revolution by Gretchen Woelfle

Answering the Cry for Freedom: Stories of African Americans and the American Revolution

byGretchen WoelfleIllustratorR. Gregory Gregory Christie

Hardcover | October 4, 2016

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The lives of thirteen African-Americans who fought during the Revolutionary War are highlighted in this nonfiction book for young readers by Gretchen Woelfle, illustrated by Caldecott-Honor winning artist R. Gregory Christie.  

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.
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.R. Gregory Christie is the aw...
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Title:Answering the Cry for Freedom: Stories of African Americans and the American RevolutionFormat:HardcoverDimensions:240 pages, 10.31 × 8.38 × 0.95 inPublished:October 4, 2016Publisher:HighlightsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:162979306X

ISBN - 13:9781629793061

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"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 ReviewsAuthor 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“Woelfle’s storytelling clips nicely along. What elevates this effort are the saucy, old-timey ink illustrations by Christie.” – The Atlanta Journal Constitution