The Amistad Mutiny

The Black American Journey
  • Interest Level: Grade 4 - Grade 7
  • Reading Level: Grade 5

In 1839, African slaves who rebelled against their Spanish owners on the Amistad schooner were charged with murder in the United States. This book details the famous U.S. Supreme Court case that ultimately ruled in favor of the black captives. Additional features include detailed captions and sidebars, critical-thinking questions, a phonetic glossary, an index, and sources for further research.

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978-1-5038-5370-6
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Interest Level Grade 4 - Grade 7
Reading Level Grade 5
Genre Nonfiction
Category Social Studies
Copyright 2021
Publisher The Child's World, Inc.
Language English
Number of Pages 32
Publication Date 2021-01-01
BISACS JNF007020, JNF007050, JNF018010
Dewey 326
Graphics Full-color photographs, Historical photographs
Dimensions 8 x 9.5
Lexile 950
Guided Reading Level Y
ATOS Reading Level 6.0
ATOS Interest Level MG
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 513724
Accelerated Reader® Points 1.0
Features Educational front/back matter, Glossary of key words, Index, Informative sidebars, Phonetics, Photo captions, Reviewed, Sources for further research, Starred, Suggested websites, Table of contents, and Timeline of key events
Online Resources

  • The Sale of Human Beings
  • The Dark Journey
  • Mutiny on the Amistad
  • Decisions and Disagreements
  • The Trial
  • A Legacy of Freedom
  • Think About It
  • Time Line
  • Glossary
  • Further Information
  • Index
Author: Barbara A. Somervill

Barbara A. Somervill is the author of many books for children. She also writes video scripts and textbooks. She loves learning and sees every writing project as a chance to learn new information or gain a new understanding. Somervill grew up in New York State, but she has also lived in Toronto, Canada; Canberra, Australia; California; and South Carolina. She is a graduate of Saint Lawrence University in Canton, New York, and currently lives with her husband in Simpsonville, South Carolina.

Reviews

A noteworthy review of The Black American Journey from School Library Journal on April 1, 2021

To say ‘Lincoln freed the slaves’ is too simplistic to be real history. Students should learn the actual reasons for his actions. Black Americans have withstood horrific conditions throughout American history and these books speak to their heartbreaking struggles and… View →