Port Chicago 50: Disaster, Mutiny, and the Fight for Civil Rights

by Steve Sheinkin

July 1944: an explosion at a California navy base killed hundreds of sailors loading munitions. Fifty black seamen, refusing to resume work in unsafe conditions, were charged with mutiny. List of the fifty sailors convicted of mutiny. Source notes. List of works cited. Index. Black-and-white photographs, reproductions, and diagram.

ISBN: 9781596437968

JLG Release: February 2014

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History - High

Grades 10 & Up


12 books / $17.30 a book

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    Hardcover edition


    Roaring Brook

    Page Count


    Trim Size

    6" x 9"

    Dewey Classification


    Accelerated Reader

    Level: 6.7, Points: 6

    Scholastic Reading Counts

    Level: 7.4, Points: 10


    Level: 950L

    Awards & Honors

    Boston Globe-Horn Book Award 2014 Nonfiction Award Winner
    2014 National Book Awards Finalist for Young People’s Literature
    SLJ Best Books 2014, Nonfiction
    Kirkus Reviews Best Books of 2014, Middle-Grade Books
    PW’s Best Books of 2014, Middle Grade
    Bulletin Blue Ribbon 2014, Nonfiction
    Center for the Study of Multicultural Children’s Literature, Best Multicultural Books of 2014
    2015 YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction Finalist
    ALA Notable Books for Children 2015, Older Readers; 2014 Cybils Awards Finalist, Nonfiction for Young Adults
    New York Times Notable Children’s Books of 2014, Middle Grade
    Capitol Choices 2015
    NCSS Carter G. Woodson Book Award 2015 Winner, Secondary



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