Sink or swim: African-American lifesavers of the Outer Banks

Front Cover
Coastal Carolina Press, Jun 1, 1999 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 81 pages
0 Reviews
When ships were in trouble off the coast of North Carolina's Outer Banks, the courageous black life-savers at Pea Island Station were first on the scene -- and in the water. Through raging storms, pitch-black nights, and hurricanes, these surfmen performed amazing, death-defying rescues. For over seven decades, the intrepid crews battled fierce waves and racial prejudice. Sink or Swim is the story of their heroism, their struggle, and their triumph.

From inside the book

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.

Contents

INTRODUCTION
1
A L L T O A R M S
9
FIGHTING FOR IUSTICE
17
Copyright

4 other sections not shown

Common terms and phrases

About the author (1999)

Carole Boston Weatherford is the author of many books for children, including Moses: When Harriet Tubman Led Her People to Freedom, illustrated by Kadir Nelson, which was a Caldecott Honor book, and Becoming Billie Holiday, illustrated by Floyd Cooper, a 2009 Coretta Scott King Author Honor book. Carole makes her home in North Carolina.