The McKissacks explore slave revolts and the men and women who led them, weaving a tale of courage and defiance in the face of tremendous odds.  – School Library Journal

Published in 1996, “this meticulously researched book pays tribute to heroes such as Cinque, an African captive who was defended before the Supreme Court by John Quincy Adams, Nat Turner and Harriet Tubman” (  Rebels Against Slavery: Story Of American Slave Revolts is a Coretta Scott King Honor Book and an ALA Best Book for Young Adults.

Product Details

  • Reading level: Ages 9-12
  • Hardcover: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Scholastic Press; Later Printing edition (January 1, 1996)