A School for Pompey Walker

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By Michael J. Rosen, Aminah Brenda Lynn Robinson
Publisher Harcourt Children's Books
A School for Pompey Walker
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Pompey Walker dreams of going to school, but as a slave in the 1830s, this is only a dream, until slaveryhating Jeremiah Walker, soninlaw of the plantation owner, buys Pompeys 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 mans 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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8288 words8,288 words
48 pages48 pages
Lexile AD1100LLexile AD1100L
Grade 6 to 9Grade 6 to 9
Age 11-14Age 11-14
Published 1995Published 1995

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