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Midnight Teacher: Lilly Ann Granderson and Her Secret School

This book is about Lilly Ann Granderson
In the gripping narrative of "Midnight Teacher: Lilly Ann Granderson and Her Secret School," readers are transported to mid-19th century Mississippi, where the courageous Lilly Ann Granderson, an enslaved woman, defies the oppressive laws against educating enslaved individuals. Despite the harrowing risk of severe punishment, Lilly Ann establishes a clandestine night school in a secluded cabin, illuminating the path of knowledge for hundreds of her peers. Her unyielding spirit not only fosters literacy but ignites a chain reaction of secret schools and bold quests for freedom among her students. Published on February 13, 2018, this book has garnered numerous accolades including the 2019 Carter G. Woodson Honor Award and recognition in the NYC Dept of Education's Mosaic Core Curriculum Program of 2022. Ideal for elementary school readers, "Midnight Teacher" not only highlights the pivotal role of education in achieving racial justice but also inspires a new generation to value and fight for educational equity.
Published by Lee & Low Books on February 13, 2018
40 pages
ISBN: 9781620141632
Best for readers in Elementary School
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