Africa Is My Home

A Child of the Amistad

By Edinger, Monica

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ISBN
978-0-7636-5038-4
Publisher
Candlewick


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Horn Book Magazine

Reviewed on October 1, 2013

Edinger creates a fictional first-person voice, undergirded by extensive research, for Margru, one of four Mende children aboard the Amistad, and through her eyes relates her enslavement in Africa, the revolt aboard ship during which Cinque and the other Mende took control of the Amistad, and the captives’ two-year stay in Connecticut while their case for mutiny was being tried. Edinger avoids sensationalism without underselling the more di...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Guide

Reviewed on January 1, 2013  |  Intermediate Fiction

Edinger creates a fictional first-person voice for Margru, one of four Mende children aboard the <i>Amistad</i>, and through her eyes relates her en...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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