Forbidden Schoolhouse: The True and Dramatic Story of Prudence
Crandall and Her Students
by: Suzanne Jurmain
ISBN-13/EAN: 9780618473021; $18.00
Hardcover; 160 pages
Publication Date: 10/24/2005
Trim Size: 7.50 x 9.00
Carton Quantity: 20
Age Range: 10+ years
Grade Range: Grades 5+
BBP Price: $14.40
JUVENILE NONFICTION: History / General
JUVENILE NONFICTION: Biography&Autobiography - General
JUVENILE NONFICTION: People & Places-US/African-American
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
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