Answering the Cry for Freedom: Stories of African Americans and the American Revolution
Author: Gretchen WOELFLE
Publisher: Calkins Creek
Subject/Category: Gr. 5-8
Year Reviewed:: 2017
Review: This book chronicles thirteen African Americans who lived during the early years of the United States. Each easy-to-read story is independent of the others and thus can be read in any order. Some are famous in history, some were slaves, some free. One founded the African Methodist Episcopal Church, another the first branch of Black Freemasons. One woman sued for her freedom and won, another worked to guarantee the freedom of her children. The bibliography and source notes at the end implore further research.