Freedom's School

Lesa Cline-Ransome (Author) James E. Ransome (Illustrator)
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Product Type: Hardcover Books
Age Groups: Ages 4 to 6, Ages 7 to 9

Education means true emancipation in this powerful story set in the rural post-Civil War South, written and illustrated by an award-winning author/artist team.

When Lizzie's parents are granted their freedom from slavery, Mama says its time for Lizzie and her brother Paul to go to a real school—a new one, built just for them. Lizzie can't wait. The scraps of learning she has picked up here and there have just made her hungry for more.

The walk to school is long. Some days it's rainy, or windy, or freezing cold. Sometimes there are dangers lurking along the way, like angry white folks with rocks, or mysterious men on horseback. The schoolhouse is still unpainted, and its very plain, but Lizzie has never seen a prettier sight. Except for maybe the teacher, Mizz Howard, who has brown skin, just like her.

They've finally made it to Freedom's School. But will it be strong enough to stand forever?

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SKU 120685
ISBN 9781423161035
Language English
Lexile ® Measure 640L
Guided Reading Level R
Page Count 32
Product Type Hardcover Books
Book Type Picture Books
Additional Contributor James E. Ransome
Primary Contributor Lesa Cline-Ransome
Age Groups Ages 4 to 6, Ages 7 to 9
Publisher Little, Brown Book Group