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Steamboat School
By (author): Deborah Hopkinson Illustrated by: Ron Husband
9781423121961 Hardcover English Juvenile: Grade (US) from P - K, Reading age from 3 - 5 JUVENILE FICTION / School & Education Jun 07, 2016
$18.99 CAD
Active 10.5 x 11.25 x 0.5 in 40 pages Disney-Hyperion 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
Missouri, 1847

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.

Deborah Hopkinson is the author of more than forty-five books for young readers including picture books, short fiction, and nonfiction. She has won the SCBWI Golden Kite Award for picture book text twice, and in 2013 received both a YALSA Excellence in Nonfiction honor and a Robert F. Sibert honor for Titanic: Voices from the Disaster. Visit Deborah online at deborahhopkinson.com.


Ron Husband, the first African American animator at Walt Disney Studios, worked on films such as Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin, and The Hunchback of Notre Dame during his thirty-eight years at the company. His illustrations have also been featured in a number of children's publications. Ron lives in San Dimas, California, with his wife. They have three children and three beautiful granddaughters. Learn more about Ron's work online at ronhusband.blogspot.com.

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