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A School for Pompey Walker

Sale price$16.00

Inaugural winner of the Simon Wiesenthal Center Museum of Tolerance Once Upon a World Childrens book award. which honors works that deal with issues of tolerance, diversity, and social justice. 

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 find 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.

by: Michael J. Rosen 



A School for Pompey Walker
A School for Pompey Walker Sale price$16.00