Amistad rising : a story of freedom / Veronica Chambers ; illustrated by Paul Lee.
- [1st ed.]
- San Diego ; New York ; London : Harcourt Brace & Company, [©1998].
 unnumbered pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm
- Amistad (Schooner) -- Juvenile fiction.
Amistad (Schooner) -- Fiction.
- Picture books for children.
Historical fiction -- Juvenile fiction.
- Place of Publication:
- United States California San Diego.
United States New York (State) New York (City)
- A fictional account of the 1839 revolt of Africans aboard the slave ship Amistad and the subsequent legal case argued before the Supreme Court in 1841 by former president John Quincy Adams. Joseph Cinqué is afraid he'll never see his family again. Kidnapped by slave traders and sold at auction, he finds himself chained in the hull of a cramped ship, Amistad, with more than fifty other Africans-including a few children. Cinqué must do something. But what? In this truly epic adventure, Joseph Cinquué wants only one thing: freedom. But what he achieves, with the help of former president John Quincy Adams, is far, far greater-Joseph Cinqué makes history.
- "First edition"
"The illustrations in this book were done in acrylic on Bristol board."
"The display type was hand-lettered by Tom Seibert."
"The text type was set in Centaur."
"Designed by Lisa Peters."
- Local notes:
- Kislak Center Banks Collection copy presented to the Penn Libraries in 2018 by Joanna Banks.
Banks Collection copy: dustjacket retained.
- Penn Provenance:
- Banks, Joanna (donor) (Banks Collection copy)
- Penn Chronology:
- Lee, Paul (Paul C.), illustrator.
Joanna Banks Collection of African American Books (University of Pennsylvania)
Joanna Banks Collection of African American Children's Books (University of Pennsylvania)
- Other format:
- Online version: Chambers, Veronica. Amistad rising.
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