A School for Pompey Walker

A School for Pompey Walker
Artist/Author/Cast: 
Rosen, Michael J.; Robinson, Aminah B. (Illustrator); Robinson, Brenda Lynn (Illustrator); Robinson, Aminah Brenda Lynn (Illustrator)
ISBN: 
015200114X

Pompey Walker dreams of going to school, but as a slave in the 1830s, this is only a dream, until slavery-hating Jeremiah Walker, son-in-law of the plantation owner, buys Pompey's 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 man's experiences, as well as the recollections of former slaves, this tale recounts an unforgettable and harrowing journey of the human spirit.

Description: 

Pompey dreams of going to school, but he is a slave. How will he ever fulfill his dream?

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JF Rosen

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