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Steamboat School

Children's Books / Juvenile Fiction / School & Education

Date de parution: June 7th 2016

Steamboat School

When a Missouri law shuts down a school for Black students, one boy must find a path to bravery in this award-winning picture book, based on a true story of resilience.
James wasn’t excited to go to school—everything outside was loud and exciting, but the classroom was dark and dreary. Luckily, his teacher Reverend John Meacham wasn’t so bad. He shared stories about being enslaved, buying his freedom, and building a life.
“We make our own light here,” he said.
Until the day the school was shut down by a law forbidding African American education in Missouri. What could James do? Reverend John Berry Meachum didn’t give up though. With steamboats swaying on the Mississippi River, and a spirit of determination, the Reverend found a loophole—what if the school wasn’t in Missouri?

Based on true events, Ron Husband's uplifting illustrations bring to life Deborah Hopkinson's tale of a resourceful, determined teacher; his bright, inquisitive students; and their refusal to accept discrimination based on the color of their skin.
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Arkansas Diamond Reading List, 2019

Regular Price $18.99

Regular Price $24.99 CAD

Page Count: 40

ISBN-13: 9781423121961

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"A heartrending book that will inspire readers of all ages to better understand the history of discrimination." —SLJ
"Gentle yet forceful, it’s an affecting tribute to an unsung crusader for equal rights and education." —Publishers Weekly
"An unforgettable story that needs to be known." —Kirkus
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