BK - Dear Mr. RosenwaldWritten by Carole Boston Weatherford
Renowned illustrator Gregory Christie joins the Scholastic Press list with this empowering story about an African-American community that builds their own school.
Based on the true story of the Rosenwald schools built in the rural African-American South in the 1920s, writer and poet Carol Boston Weatherford tells the lyrical story of third grader Ovella as her family and community help each other build a new, and much-prayed for, school.
Inspired by Booker T. Washington, Julius Rosenwald, the son of an immigrant and the president of Sears, Roebuck and Co., donated millions of dollars to build schools for African-American children in the rural South.
Ovella's one-room school is not much to speak of, so when the town gets word that the president of Sears, Roebuck is donating money to thelp them build a brand-new school, Ovella can hardly believe her ears.
But, How on earth will poor people find money to give away?
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