A school for Pompey Walker

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Harcourt Brace Children's Books,
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1st ed.
Pompey Walker dreams of going to school, but as a slave in the 1830s, this is only a dream, until slavery-hating Jeremiah Walker, son-in-law of the plantation owner, buys Pompey's freedom. Together, they devise and carry out a plan to get money to found a school for black children. Inspired by a newspaper account of an Ohio man's experiences, as well as the recollections of former slaves, this tale recounts an unforgettable and harrowing journey of the human spirit.
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Level 5.6, 1 Points
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AD: Adult Directed 1100L
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Grouping Title school for pompey walker
Grouping Author rosen michael j
Grouping Category book
Last Grouping Update 2018-10-10 01:06:21AM
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display_description At the dedication of a school named after him, an old former slave tells the story of his life and how his white friend helped him earn the money for the school by repeatedly selling him into slavery, after which he always escaped.
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subject_facet Abolitionists -- Juvenile fiction, African Americans -- Juvenile fiction, Fiction, Fugitive slaves -- Juvenile fiction, Schools -- Juvenile fiction, Slavery -- Juvenile fiction, Underground Railroad -- Juvenile fiction
title_display A school for Pompey Walker
title_full A school for Pompey Walker / by Michael J. Rosen ; illustrated by Aminah Brenda Lynn Robinson
title_short A school for Pompey Walker
topic_facet Abolitionists, African Americans, Fugitive slaves, Schools, Slavery, Underground Railroad