Amistad: The Story of a Slave Ship
The Amistad was the name of a slave ship, that in 1838 took hundreds of kidnapped Africans to the Americas to become slaves. But, the brave captives would not give up their freedom. Read all about this amazing true story.
After your child receives and reads this book, Discuss one or more of the following questions to help him/her make connections and build comprehension.
- Mr. Baldwin and John Quincy Adams were heroes. They successfully argued that the Africans should be set free. Who is your hero? Why? Talk about it with a parent.
- Think of another story where someone has something that doesn't really belong to them. How are they like the ship's captain and crew? How are they different? Talk about it with a parent.
- Why did so many states, and people, approve of slavery? Discuss this with a parent.
- Pretend you are Cinque. Write a letter to John Quincy Adams, thanking him for everything he did. Share your letter with a parent.
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