Amistad | The Slave Uprising Aboard the Spanish Schooner (Kromer)
A Fight for Freedom
Nearly 160 years ago, a group of kidnapped Africans aboard the Spanish slave ship, La Amistad, revolted and attempted to set sail for home. After being misguided by the ship's navigator to the coast of New England, the charismatic leader Cinque and his companions found themselves embroiled in an international debate.
Helen Kromer portraits the dignity and agony of these courageous Africans, echoing a cry for freedom that can be still be heard today. Amistad: The Slave Uprising Aboard the Spanish Schooner is an unforgettable story for readers of all ages.
About the Author
Helen Kromer has written plays, radio and television scripts, and a series of historical symphonic dramas. Three of her filmstrips have won Blue Ribbon awards at the American Film Festival. She has also garnered several ASCAP Popular Panel Awards. An Ohio State University graduate, she studied drama at Columbia University and acting at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts.
Paperback: 95 pages