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Freedom School, Yes! [Hardcover]

By Amy Littlesugar (Author) & Floyd Cooper (Illustrator)
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Item description for Freedom School, Yes! by Amy Littlesugar & Floyd Cooper...

When their house is attacked because her mother volunteered to take in the young white woman who has come to teach black children at the Freedom School, Jolie is afraid, but she overcomes her fear after learning the value of education.

Publishers Description
Jolie has a lot to be scared about since the new Freedom School teacher, Annie, came to town. Bricks thrown through windows in the dead of night, notes filled with hate, and now a fire has burnt down the church where Annie was supposed to start teaching tomorrow Without the church, how can she possibly teach Jolie and the other townspeople about black poets and artists, historians and inventors? Unless the people themselves fight back.

In this triumphant story based on the 1964 Mississippi Freedom School Summer Project, Amy Littlesugar and Floyd Cooper come together to celebrate the strength of a people, and the bravery of one young girl who didn't let being scared get in her way.

Citations And Professional Reviews
Freedom School, Yes! by Amy Littlesugar & Floyd Cooper has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -

  • School Library Journal - 11/01/2002
  • Kirkus Review - Children - 11/15/2000 page 1616
  • Booklist - 12/15/2000 page 804
  • School Library Journal - 01/01/2001 page 104
  • Publishers Weekly - 01/08/2001 page 65
  • Booklist - 02/15/2001 page 1155
  • Hornbook Guide to Children - 07/01/2001 page 293

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Item Specifications...

Studio: Philomel
Pages   40
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 11.22" Width: 8.82" Height: 0.45"
Weight:   1 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Release Date   Jan 15, 2001
Publisher   Philomel
Age  6-8
ISBN  0399230068  
ISBN13  9780399230066  
UPC  048228016991  

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More About Amy Littlesugar & Floyd Cooper

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Amy Littlesugar lives in Columbia, Maryland.
When Floyd Cooper discovered children's book illustrating, he found a way to complement his career in advertising. An apprentice of Mark English, Mr. Cooper began his freelance career while still a student at the University of Oklahoma. After graduating, he made his way to Missouri, where he secured a position at a greeting card company.
Although Mr. Cooper was established in his position there, he felt somewhat stifled. He lacked the freedom and opportunity for spontaneity that he longed for as an artist and the joy that could be found in doing something that he loved.
Determined to break out of the mundane cycle he found himself in, Mr. Cooper relocated to the East Coast in 1984 to pursue his career further. It was there that he discovered the world of children's book illustrating and was amazed by the opportunities for creativity it afforded. Mr. Cooper was energized. The first book he illustrated, "Grandpa's Face," captivated reviewers. "Publishers Weekly" said of newcomer Floyd Cooper's work, "Cooper, in his first picture book, creates family scenes of extraordinary illumination. He reinforces in the pictures the feelings of warmth and affection that exist between generations."
Illustrating children's books is very important to Mr. Cooper. He says, "I feel children are at the frontline in improving society. This might sound a little heavy, but it's true. I feel children's picture books play a role in counteracting all the violence and other negative images conveyed in the media."
Floyd Cooper resides in New Jersey with his wife, Velma, and their two sons.

copyright (c) 2000 by Penguin Putnam Books for Young Readers. All rights reserved.

Amy Littlesugar currently resides in Columbia, in the state of Maryland.

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1Books > Subjects > Children > Ages 4-8 > General
2Books > Subjects > Children > Authors & Illustrators, A-Z > ( C ) > Cooper, Floyd
3Books > Subjects > Children > History & Historical Fiction > United States > Fiction > General
4Books > Subjects > Children > People & Places > Social Issues > Prejudice & Racism > Fiction
5Books > Subjects > Children > Ages 4-8
6Books > Subjects > Children > Literature

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Reviews - What do customers think about Freedom School, Yes!?

A Beautiful Book  Feb 9, 2003
The eye-catching illustrations and the beautiful use of language makes this book a 'must have' for every classroom in America.

This story is about a young girl named Jolie who lived during the Civil Rights Era. Her town's battle to educate their children is a touching story that emphasizes the value of education.

For teachers, this book presents a social studies lesson about why education was so important to Jolie's town and how the experience connects to the educational opportunities students have today.

This book is a very valuable resource for all grades.


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