Answering the Cry for Freedom

Stories of African Americans and the American Revolution

Written by Gretchen Woelfle, Illustrated by R. Gregory Christie

During the American Revolutionary War, slaves and freed African Americans fought for freedom for everyone. The conditions they suffered, however, were oppressive. Many, however, preached, spoke out about slavery, and established settlements in Nova Scotia and Africa. In this book, the author covers 13 stories of famous African Americans and how their choices changed America. The author mixes primary sources like personal testimonies with information about each person’s family history, timeline, and fight for freedom. The narrative is detailed, informative, and engaging. The layout is well-done and draws the reader in. Included are author’s notes, a time line, bibliography, and source notes to help align with common core standards. Readers looking for books about slavery, the American Revolution, or a nonfiction book will want to pick this one up.

Review by Jessica Moody, Olympus Jr High Media Center
Rating: ★★★★✩ (4 stars)
Interest Level: Grades 7-12

Answering the Cry for Freedom: Stories of African Americans and the American Revolution
Written by Gretchen Woelfle, Illustrated by R. Gregory Christie
Calkins Creek, an imprint of Highlights
239 pages
Release Date: October 4, 2016

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