Steamboat School

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There is a boy who goes to a school. But one day, the law says that they can’t be taught in the state of Mississippi because they are black. But then, their teacher made a boat where they could learn, because the boat was on the Mississippi River, and it didn’t belong to just the state of Mississippi. So the children were really happy that they could learn, but they had to be careful because if they were caught the police would get mad at them.

This is a history book that tells you about how it was really hard for some children to learn and to go to school just because they were black, but the children tried really hard to be able to learn and they realized it was so important. The pictures don’t have very many colors, they are just brown and black, and they make you feel kind of sad and gloomy, like the children felt because they weren’t being treated fairly. This book was made from a true story, and it’s a good book to read to help children know how important it is to go to school and that everyone should be treated fairly.

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Author Deborah Hopkinson, Ron Husband, Illustrator
Star Count 4/5
Format Hard
Page Count 40 pages
Publisher Jump At The Sun
Publish Date 07-Jun-2016
ISBN 9781423121961
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Issue June 2016
Category Children's


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