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.
Age Range: 4 - 8 years
Grade Level: Preschool - 3
Lexile Measure: 390L (What's this?)
Hardcover: 48 pages
Publisher: Philomel Books; First edition, first printing (stated) edition (January 15, 2001)
Product Dimensions: 9 x 0.3 x 11.3 inches
Shipping Weight: 1 pounds