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

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

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"Inspired by a true story."
"St. Louis, Missouri: 1847."
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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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