Prisoner for liberty
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Published:
Minneapolis : Millbrook Press, c2008.
Format:
Book
Physical Desc:
48 pages : col. ill. ; 26 cm.
Reading Level:
IL: LG - BL: 3.3 - AR Pts: 0.5
Lexile measure:
570L
Status:
Cole Elementary - Kids Biography
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Description
James Forten knew how important freedom was. He was a free African American born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. When the American Revolution started in 1776, James was too young to help fight for freedom from British rule. But in 1781, at age fifteen, he took a job on the Royal Louis, an American ship. a British warship soon captured the Royal Louis. James was taken prisoner. the British often sold African American prisoners into slavery. What would happen to James? Would he ever see his family again?
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Language:
English
ISBN:
082257280X (lib. bdg. : alk. paper), 9780822572800 (lib. bdg. : alk. paper)
Reading Level:
LG
Level 3.3, 0.5 Points
Lexile measure:
570

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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Fifteen-year-old James Forten is a free African American during the American Revolution. He joins the crew of the Royal Louis as a powder boy and is captured in a battle with a British ship. He knows that many African American prisoners were sold into slavery. Will James ever see his family again?
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APA Citation (style guide)

Figley, M. R., & Orback, C. (2008). Prisoner for liberty. Minneapolis: Millbrook Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Figley, Marty Rhodes, 1948- and Craig, Orback. 2008. Prisoner for Liberty. Minneapolis: Millbrook Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Figley, Marty Rhodes, 1948- and Craig, Orback, Prisoner for Liberty. Minneapolis: Millbrook Press, 2008.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Figley, Marty Rhodes, and Craig Orback. Prisoner for Liberty. Minneapolis: Millbrook Press, 2008. Print.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
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