Critics Say
With meticulous research and a storyteller’s knack for pace and well-placed detail…Jurmain lets the story unfold, resulting in a powerful tale of courage, strength, and dignity.
-Booklist, boxed review
  • Finalist for the NAACP Image Award for Children’s Literature
  • VOYA Nonfiction Honor Book
  • Junior Library Guild Selection
Freedom’s Sons
Lothrop, Lee & Shepard Books, 1998

This tale of unbending courage and moral integrity in the face of incredible odds is the true story of fifty-three Africans aboard the slave ship Amistad who broke out of their chains, landed in the United States, were defended before the Supreme Court by former president John Quincy Adams, and ultimately managed to stage the only successful slave revolt in American history.