Freedom School, Yes!

Freedom School, Yes!

By Amy Littlesugar; Floyd Cooper (Illustrator)

Philomel Books, Hardcover, 9780399230066, 48pp.

Publication Date: January 15, 2001

Description
Jolie has a lot to be scared about since the new Freedom School teacher, Annie, came to town. Bricks thrown through windows in the dead of night, notes filled with hate, and now a fire has burnt down the church where Annie was supposed to start teaching tomorrow Without the church, how can she possibly teach Jolie and the other townspeople about black poets and artists, historians and inventors? Unless the people themselves fight back.

In this triumphant story based on the 1964 Mississippi Freedom School Summer Project, Amy Littlesugar and Floyd Cooper come together to celebrate the strength of a people, and the bravery of one young girl who didn't let being scared get in her way.



About the Author


The illustrator of more thansixty children s books, Floyd Cooper isa past recipient of the CorettaScott King Award for Illustration and a four-time recipient of the Coretta Scott King Honor Award. He lives in Pennsylvania with his family. Visit his website at www.floydcooper.com.