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The Port Chicago 50 free pdf An astonishing civil rights story from Newbery Honor winner and National Book Award finalist Steve Sheinkin. On July 17, 1944, a massive explosion rocked the segregated Navy base at Port Chicago, California, killing more than 300 sailors who were at the docks, critically injuring off-duty men in their bunks, and shattering windows up to a mile away. On August 9th, 244 men refused to go back to work until unsafe and unfair conditions at the docks were addressed. When the dust settled, fifty were charged with mutiny, facing decades in jail and even execution. This is a fascinating story of the prejudice that faced black men and women in America's armed forces during World War II, and a nuanced look at those who gave their lives in service of a country where they lacked the most basic rights.

About Steve Sheinkin

Steve Sheinkin is the award-winning author of fast-paced, cinematic histories for young readers. His most recent, "The Port Chicago 50: Disaster, Mutiny, and the Fight for Civil Rights," was included on the National Book Award Long List and received the 2014 Boston Globe/Horn Book Award for Nonfiction. "The Notorious Benedict Arnold: A True Story of Adventure, Heroism

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Author : Steve Sheinkin
Publisher : Square Fish
Data Published :
ISBN : 1250073499
EAN : 9781250073495
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 224 pages
Age + : 5-9 years
Language : English
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