African Town by Irene Latham and Charles Waters is the winner of the 2023 Scott O'Dell Award for Historical Fiction

African Town chronicles the story of the last Africans brought illegally to America in 1860, on board the Clotilda, and their journey across slavery, Emancipation, and beyond—including the shipmates' creativity and resilience as they founded a community they called African Town, which still exists to this day in Mobile, Alabama.

Be sure to also check out the documentary DESCENDANT, now available on Netflix. 


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