Black Hands, White Sails: The Story of African-American Whalers
by Patricia C. McKissack and Fredrick McKissack
- A Top 150 Children’s Book
- Coretta Scott King Award Winning Book 2000
- Carter G. Woodson Award Winning Book 2000
Publication Date: Oct 01, 1999
List Price: $18.99
Format: Hardcover, 192 pages
Target Age Group: Middle Grade
Imprint: Scholastic Press
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
Parent Company: Scholastic Inc.
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During colonial and pre-Civil War times, whaling was a dangerous job. Despite the challenges of the sea, runaway slaves were eager to enlist. This is the story of the brave black sailors and Paul Cuffe, Lewis Temple, Frederick Douglas, and other pivotal African-American figures in the whaling industry and abolitionist movement.