Juvenile: Grade (US) from P - K, Reading age from 3 - 5
JUVENILE FICTION / School & Education
Jun 07, 2016
10.5 x 11.25 x 0.5 in
Jump At The Sun
Chicago Public Library Best of the Best Books for Kids 2016
Young Hoosier Book Award Master List (Indiana) 2018
Arkansas Diamond Reading List 2019
Young Hoosier Book Award (Indiana) 2018
Junior Library Guild Selection 2016
Jane Addams Book Award 2017
ALA Notable Children's Book 2017
Eloise Jarvis McGraw Award for Children's Literature Finalist 2017
Michigan Reading Association Great Lakes Book Award List 2017
When James first started school, his sister practically had to drag him there. The classroom was dark and dreary, and James knew everything outside was more exciting than anything he'd find inside.
But his teacher taught him otherwise.
"We make our own light here," Reverend Meachum told James.
And through hard work and learning, 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 John Berry Meachum decided to build a new school-a floating school in the Mississippi River, just outside the boundary of the unjust law.
Based on true events, Ron Husband's uplifting illustrations bring to life Deborah Hopkinson's tale of a resourceful, determined teacher; his bright, inquisitive students; and their refusal to accept discrimination based on the color of their skin.
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