A school for Pompey Walker

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Publisher:
Harcourt Brace Children's Books,
Pub. Date:
[1995]
Edition:
1st ed.
Language:
English
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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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9780152001148
Accelerated Reader:
MG
Level 5.6, 1 Points
Lexile measure:
AD: Adult Directed 1100L
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subject_facetAbolitionists -- Juvenile fiction
African Americans -- Juvenile fiction
Fiction
Fugitive slaves -- Juvenile fiction
Schools -- Juvenile fiction
Slavery -- Juvenile fiction
Underground Railroad -- Juvenile fiction
title_displayA school for Pompey Walker
title_fullA school for Pompey Walker / by Michael J. Rosen ; illustrated by Aminah Brenda Lynn Robinson
title_shortA school for Pompey Walker
topic_facetAbolitionists
African Americans
Fugitive slaves
Schools
Slavery
Underground Railroad