The Prison-Ship Adventure of James Forten, Revolutionary War Captive

From the Series History's Kid Heroes

  • Interest Level: Grade 3 - Grade 5   ·  
  • Reading Level: Grade 3

Captured at sea . . . a young man must choose between his country and his freedom.

The Atlantic Ocean, 1781. James Forten is a free African American sailor on an American ship, the Royal Louis, during the Revolutionary War. After his ship is captured by the British, he becomes a prisoner on the Amphion. James worries that he will be sold as a slave. Will James ever see his home again?

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Interest Level Grade 3 - Grade 5
Reading Level Grade 3
Genre Fiction, Graphic Novels
Subject Social Studies
Copyright 2011
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Graphic Universe ™
Language English
Number of Pages 32
Publication Date 2011-01-01
Reading Counts! Level 2.5
BISACS JUV011010, JUV008000, JUV016120
Dewey 973.3'71
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Dimensions 6 x 8.5
Lexile 580
Guided Reading Level R
ATOS Reading Level 3.1
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 142798
Accelerated Reader® Points 0.5
Features Bibliography/further reading, Original artwork, and Teaching Guides

Illustrator: Ted Hammond

Author: Marty Rhodes Figley

Marty Rhodes Figley is the author of sixteen books, mostly about her favorite subject—remarkable people from our country's past. She earned her B.A. in American Studies from Mount Holyoke College. Marty, whose two children are grown, lives in Northern Virginia with her husband, Paul, and their Airedale terrier, Scarlett.

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