Publisher: Listening Library (Audio); Unabridged edition (January 28, 2014)
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An amazing civil rights tale from Newbery Honor winner and nationwide ebook Award finalist Steve Sheinkin. On July 17, 1944, a tremendous explosion rocked the segregated military base at Port Chicago, California, killing greater than three hundred sailors who have been on the docks, significantly injuring off-duty males of their bunks, and shattering home windows as much as a mile away. On August ninth, 244 males refused to return to paintings till harmful and unfair stipulations on the docks have been addressed. whilst the airborne dirt and dust settled, fifty have been charged with mutiny, dealing with many years in penitentiary or even execution. it is a attention-grabbing tale of the unfairness that confronted black women and men in America's militia in the course of international battle II, and a nuanced examine those that gave their lives in provider of a rustic the place they lacked the main easy rights.