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Steamboat school / written by Deborah Hopkinson ; illustrated by Ron Husband.

Hopkinson, Deborah. (Author). Husband, Ron, (illustrator.).

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  • 22 of 22 copies available at Missouri Evergreen.
  • 2 of 2 copies available at North Kansas City. (Show)
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North Kansas City Public Library JE HOP (Text) 0001002232880 JUV Easy Available -
North Kansas City Public Library JE HOP (Text) 0001002232989 JUV Easy Available -
Cass County Library-Harrisonville E HOP 2016 (Text) 0002204887232 Children's Picture Books Available -
Cass County Library-Northern Resource Center E HOP 2016 (Text) 0002204887216 Children's Picture Books Available -
Douglas County Public Library E Hop (Text) 35633000031041 Easy Reader Books Available -
Jefferson County Library-Arnold E HOPKINSO (Text) 30061030150862 Display Area Available -
Little Dixie - Huntsville E HOPKINSON (Text) 2003915400 Children's Area Available -
Little Dixie - Main Library - Moberly E HOP (Text) 2003888993 Children's Area Available -
Marshall Public Library E HOP (Text) 33391000185377 Easy/Picture Books Available -
Poplar Bluff Public Library LEARNING HISTORY HOPKINSON (Text) 38420101499289 CHILDREN'S PICTURE BOOKS Available -
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"Inspired by a true story."
"St. Louis, Missouri: 1847."
Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references.
Summary, etc.:
In 1847 St. Louis, Missouri, when a new law against educating African Americans forces Reverend John to close his school, he finds an ingenious solution to the new state law by moving his school to a steamboat in the Mississippi River. Includes author's note on Reverend John Berry Meachum, a minister, entrepreneur, and educator who fought tirelessly for the rights of African Americans.
Target Audience Note:
AD660L Lexile
Study Program Information Note:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 4.2 0.5 182431.
Subject: Meachum, John B., 1789-1854 > Juvenile fiction.
African Americans > Juvenile fiction.
Education > Juvenile fiction.

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Steamboat School
Steamboat School
by Hopkinson, Deborah; Husband, Ron (Illustrator)
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Steamboat School


When James started school his sister practically had to drag him there - he knew everything outside was more exciting than anything he'd find inside. Until his teacher taught him otherwise. 'We make our own light here,' Reverend Meachum told James. And through hard work, they did - until their school was shut down by a new law forbidding African American education in Missouri. Determined to continue teaching his students, Reverend Meachum decided to build a new school - a floating school in the Mississippi River, just outside the boundary of the unjust law.

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