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The Port Chicago 50 : disaster, mutiny, and the fight for civil rights / Steve Sheinkin.

Sheinkin, Steve. (Author).


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.

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781596437968 (hardcover)
  • ISBN: 1596437960 (hardcover)
  • Physical Description: 200 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First edtion.
  • Publisher: New York : Roaring Brook Press, 2014.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (page 191) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
First hero -- The policy -- Port Chicago -- Work and liberty -- The lawyer -- Hot cargo -- The explosion -- The inquiry -- Column left -- Prison barge -- The fifty -- Treasure Island -- Prosecution -- Joe Small -- The verdict -- Hard labor -- Small goes to sea -- Epilogue: Civil rights heroes.
Target Audience Note:
950L Lexile
Ages 8-12.
Study Program Information Note:
Accelerated Reader UG 6.7 6 6 163116
Awards Note:
YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults honor book 2015.
Subject: Accelerated reader > Juvenile literature.
World War, 1939-1945 > Juvenile literature.
Port Chicago Mutiny, Port Chicago, Calif., 1944 > Juvenile literature.
Port Chicago Mutiny Trial, San Francisco, Calif., 1944 > Juvenile literature.
United States. Navy > Juvenile literature.
Sailors > Juvenile literature.
African Americans > Juvenile literature.
Civil rights > Juvenile literature.

Available copies

  • 2 of 2 copies available at York County Libraries.


  • 0 current holds with 2 total copies.
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Dover Area Community Library Kids 940.54 SHE Nonfiction (Text) 34217000687764 Childrens Area Available -
Martin Library Kids 940.54 SHE Nonfiction (Text)
Bookplate: Plated 2014: In honor of Ruthe Fortenbaugh Craley by Martin Library Honors Committee 2014
33454004946232 Childrens Area Available -

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