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The Port Chicago 50 : disaster, mutiny, and the fight for civil rights / Steve Sheinkin.

Sheinkin, Steve, (author.). Roaring Brook Press, (publisher.).

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  • 58 out of 59 copies are currently available at PINES. (Show copies)
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Item details

  • ISBN: 9781596437968
  • ISBN: 1596437960
  • ISBN: 9780605795303
  • ISBN: 0605795304
  • Physical Description: 200 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First edtion.
  • Publisher: New York : Roaring Brook Press, 2014.

Contents / Notes

Bibliography, etc.:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents:
First hero -- The policy -- Port Chicago -- Work and liberty -- The lawyer -- Hot cargo -- The explosion -- The inquiry -- Column left -- Prison barge -- The fifty -- Treasure Island -- Prosecution -- Joe Small -- The verdict -- Hard labor -- Small goes to sea -- Epilogue: Civil rights heroes.
Summary, etc.:
Presents an account of the 1944 civil rights protest involving hundreds of African-American Navy servicemen who were unjustly charged with mutiny for refusing to work in unsafe conditions after the deadly Port Chicago explosion.
Awards:
Excellence in Young Adult Nonfiction finalist, 2015.
Boston Globe/Horn Book Nonfiction Award Winner, 2014. Please see this link for futher information: http://www.hbook.com/2014/05/news/boston-globe-horn-book-awards/2014-boston-globe-horn-book-awards-excellence-childrens-literature/#_
Subject: United States. Navy > African Americans > History > 20th century > Juvenile literature.
United States. Navy > African Americans > History > 20th century.
World War, 1939-1945 > Participation, African American > Juvenile literature.
Port Chicago Mutiny, Port Chicago, Calif., 1944 > Juvenile literature.
Port Chicago Mutiny Trial, San Francisco, Calif., 1944 > Juvenile literature.
African American sailors > History > 20th century > Juvenile literature.
African Americans > Civil rights > History > 20th century > Juvenile literature.
World War, 1939-1945 > Participation, African American.
Port Chicago Mutiny, Port Chicago, Calif., 1944.
Port Chicago Mutiny Trial, San Francisco, Calif., 1944.
African American sailors > History > 20th century.
African Americans > Civil rights > History > 20th century.
Genre: Excellence in Young Adult Nonfiction: Finalist > 2015.
Young adult nonfiction.
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