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USS Constellation - Pride of the American Navy
Author: Myers W.
Publisher: Holiday House
Quality: Scanned pages
Pages count: 100
Description: Documents the travels of the USS Constellation, from its heroic role in patrolling and intercepting ships used in the illegal African slave trade and its exploits in the Civil War protecting the Union and defeating Confederate vessels, to its retirement, restoration, and permanent residence at Baltimore's Inner Harbor.
Additional info: About the Author
Walter Dean Myers is the renowned author of Autobiography of my Dead Brother; Shooter, a Children's Book Sense Summer Pick; Monster, the first winner of the Michael L. Printz Award; The Dream Bearer; Handbook for Boys: A Novel; Bad Boy: A Memoir; and the Newbery Honor Books Scorpions and Somewhere in the Darkness. He wrote The Harlem Hellfighters: When Pride Met Courage; Patrol: An American Soldier in Vietnam, illustrated by Ann Grifalconi; I've Seen the Promised Land: The Life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Malcolm X: A Fire Burning Brightly, both illustrated by Leonard Jenkins; and the Caldecott Honor Book Harlem and Blues Journey, both illustrated by Christopher Myers. He makes frequent appearances with the National Basketball Association's "Read to Achieve" program. Mr. Myers lives with his family in Jersey City, New Jersey.