Forbidden Schoolhouse: The True and Dramatic Story of Prudence Crandall and Her Students  -     By: Suzanne Jurmain
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Forbidden Schoolhouse: The True and Dramatic Story of Prudence Crandall and Her Students

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt / 2005 / Hardcover

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They threw rocks and rotten eggs at the school windows. Villagers refused to sell Miss Crandall groceries or let her students attend the town church. Mysteriously, her schoolhouse was set on fire--by whom and how remains a mystery. The town authorities dragged her to jail and put her on trial for breaking the law. Her crime? Trying to teach African American girls geography, history, reading, philosophy, and chemistry. Trying to open and maintain one of the first African American schools in American. Exciting and eye-opening, this account of the heroine of Canterbury, Connecticut, and her elegant while schoolhouse at the center of town will give readers a glimpse of what it is like to try to change the world when few agree with you. For ages 5 and up.

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Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 160
Vendor: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication Date: 2005
Dimensions: 9.00 X 7.50 (inches)
ISBN: 0618473025
ISBN-13: 9780618473021
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Ages: 10-16

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They threw rocks and rotten eggs at the school windows. Villagers refused to sell Miss Crandall groceries or let her students attend the town church. Mysteriously, her schoolhouse was set on fire—by whom and how remains a mystery. The town authorities dragged her to jail and put her on trial for breaking the law.

Her crime? Trying to teach African American girls geography, history, reading, philosophy, and chemistry. Trying to open and maintain one of the first African American schools in America.

Exciting and eye-opening, this account of the heroine of Canterbury, Connecticut, and her elegant white schoolhouse at the center of town will give readers a glimpse of what it is like to try to change the world when few agree with you.

Author Bio

To research this book, Suzanne Jurmain used primary sources of memoirs, medical log books and documents from the doctors who were actually involved in the conquest of yellow fever. She lives with her husband in Los Angeles and has two adult children - and one large golden retriever.

Editorial Reviews

"Jermain has plucked an almost forgotten incident from history and has shaped a compelling, highly readable book around it." —Booklist, starred Booklist, ALA, Starred Review

"Fascinating photographs and images...and endnotes provide insight into the lives of the students, Crandall, and her supporters." —Horn Book Horn Book

"This book offers a fresh look at the climate of education for African Americans and women in the early 1800s."––School Library Journal School Library Journal

"A captivating read." --Kirkus Reviews Kirkus Reviews

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  1. Donna Williams
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    September 17, 2007
    Donna Williams
    An excellent non-fiction read about the rights of African Americans. The format is wonderful with pictures/photographs from the early to mid-1800's. This is about a white woman burdened to educate freed slaves but the country isn't ready for that. It's a marvelous road this woman travels and all the details are spelled out nicely. A definite re-read. My husband enjoyed it also.
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