African Town

Title
African Town

Author
Latham, Irene, author.

ISBN
9780593322888

Physical Description
438 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.

General Note
"Inspired by the true story of the last American slave ship."

Reading Level
790 L Lexile

Corporate Subject
Clotilda (Ship) -- Fiction.

Subject Term
Novels in verse.
 
Black people -- Africa -- Fiction.
 
Slave trade -- Fiction.

Geographic Term
Africatown (Ala.) -- History -- 19th century -- Fiction.
 
Africa -- Fiction.

Genre
Historical fiction.

Added Author
Waters, Charles, 1973-

Summary
"1859. The transatlantic slave trade has been banned for more than fifty years, and the South is facing the threat of a civil war. Timothy Maeher resents the government interference in his right to make a living. Making a bet that he can smuggle enslaved Africans into the United States without being caught, he commissions the Clotilda, and brings back 110 African captives. Among them are Abilè, Gumpa, Kêhounco, Kossola, and Kupolee, who survive the voyage and arrive in Alabama still clinging to the hope of one day returning home." --


LibraryCall NumberStatus
Hardwood Creek Library (Forest Lake)TEEN FICTION LATTeen Fiction
Park Grove Library (Cottage Grove)TEEN FICTION LATTeen Fiction
R.H. Stafford Library (Woodbury)TEEN FICTION LATTeen Fiction
Stillwater Public LibraryTEEN FICTION LATTeen Fiction