The Forbidden Schoolhouse (Hardcover)
The True and Dramatic Story of Prudence Crandall and Her Students
HMH Books for Young Readers, 9780618473021, 160pp.
Publication Date: October 24, 2005
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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.
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Praise For The Forbidden Schoolhouse: The True and Dramatic Story of Prudence Crandall and Her Students…
—Booklist, starred review
"Fascinating photographs and images . . . and endnotes provide insight into the lives of the students, Crandall, and her supporters."
"This book offers a fresh look at the climate of education for African Americans and women in the early 1800s."
––School Library Journal
"A captivating read."