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By Jurmain, Suzanne
They threw rocks and rotten eggs at the school windows. Villagers refused to sell Miss Crandall groceries or let her students attend the town church. Mysteriously, her schoolhouse was set on fire--by whom and how remains a mystery. The town authorities dragged her to jail and put... her on trial for breaking the law. 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.Read more
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A riveting medical detective drama about an truly extraordinary discovery, illustrated with archival images, written by an award-winning author of nonfiction.
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Find out how Detective Allen Pinkerton uncovered the plot to murder Lincoln and whisked him safely to Washington D.C. under the darkness of night! While on his inauguration tour, Abraham Lincoln was to travel 2,000 miles by railroad to Washington. D.C. At this time, Confederates ...were desperate for Lincoln not to take office. Unhappy that Lincoln was against slavery, a group known as the Knights of the Golden Circle devised a plan. In Baltimore, Lincoln would be assassinated. But when Detective Allen Pinkerton learns of the plot, he and his detective agency come up with a plan of their very own. Dive into this incredibly fun and suspenseful true story and learn all about Lincoln's great escape!Read more
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