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Africa Is My Home: A Child of the Amistad
By Robert Byrd (illustrator) and Monica Edinger
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Candlewick Pr
Publication date February 24, 2015
Pages 55
Binding Paperback
Edition Reprint
Book category Juvenile Fiction
ISBN-13 9780763676476
ISBN-10 0763676470
Dimensions 0.25 by 7.50 by 9 in.
Weight 0.45 lbs.
Original list price $7.99
Other format details juvenile
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Amazon.com description: Product Description: Inspired by a true account, here is the compelling story of a child who arrives in America on the slave ship Amistad —and eventually makes her way home to Africa.

When a drought hits her homeland in Sierra Leone, nine-year-old Magulu is sold as a pawn by her father in exchange for rice. But before she can work off her debt, an unthinkable chain of events unfolds: a capture by slave traders; weeks in a dark and airless hold; a landing in Cuba, where she and three other children are sold and taken aboard the Amistad; a mutiny aboard ship; a trial in New Haven that eventually goes all the way to the Supreme Court and is argued in the Africans’ favor by John Quincy Adams. Narrated in a remarkable first-person voice, this fictionalized book of memories of a real-life figure retells history through the eyes of a child — from seeing mirrors for the first time and struggling with laughably complicated clothing to longing for family and a home she never forgets. Lush, full-color illustrations by Robert Byrd, plus archival photographs and documents, bring an extraordinary journey to life.

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Hardcover
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from Candlewick Pr (October 8, 2013)
9780763650384 | details & prices | 55 pages | 7.75 × 9.25 × 0.75 in. | Rec. grade levels 4-6 | 1.06 lbs | List price $17.99
About: Inspired by a true account, here is the compelling story of a child who arrives in America on the slave ship Amistad —and eventually makes her way home to Africa.
Paperback
Book cover for 9780763676476
 
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Reprint edition from Candlewick Pr (February 24, 2015)
9780763676476 | details & prices | 55 pages | 7.50 × 9.00 × 0.25 in. | Rec. grade levels 4-6 | 0.45 lbs | List price $7.99
About: Inspired by a true account, here is the compelling story of a child who arrives in America on the slave ship Amistad —and eventually makes her way home to Africa.

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