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The Resource The Port Chicago 50

The Port Chicago 50

Label
The Port Chicago 50
Title
The Port Chicago 50
Statement of responsibility
Steve Sheinkin
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
An astonishing civil rights story from Newbery Honor winner and National Book Award finalist Steve Sheinkin. On July 17, 1944, a massive explosion rocked the segregated Navy base at Port Chicago, California, killing more than 300 sailors who were at the docks, critically injuring off-duty men in their bunks, and shattering windows up to a mile away. On August 9th, 244 men refused to go back to work until unsafe and unfair conditions at the docks were addressed. When the dust settled, fifty were charged with mutiny, facing decades in jail and even execution. This is a fascinating story of the prejudice that faced black men and women in America's armed forces during World War II, and a nuanced look at those who gave their lives in service of a country where they lacked the most basic rights
Summary
Presents an account of the 1944 civil rights protest involving hundreds of African-American Navy servicemen who were unjustly charged with mutiny for refusing to work in unsafe conditions after the deadly Port Chicago explosion
Writing style
Award
  • ALA Notable Children's Book, 2015
  • Boston Globe-Horn Book Award for Nonfiction, 2014.
  • Carter G. Woodson Book Awards: Secondary Level, 2015.
  • School Library Journal Best Books: Nonfiction, 2014
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Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
940.545308996073079463
Index
index present
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950
Literary form
non fiction
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  • 7
  • 12
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
Target audience
juvenile
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disaster, mutiny, and the fight for civil rights
Label
The Port Chicago 50
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:50bd4df8-9179-47a5-9360-d369c5bbd410
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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Isbn
9781596439832
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Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
The Port Chicago 50
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:50bd4df8-9179-47a5-9360-d369c5bbd410
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781596439832
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Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

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      4615 9th Avenue, Port Arthur, TX, 77642, US
      29.9262479 -93.9478459
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