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Midnight teacher : Lilly Ann Granderson and her secret school / by Janet Halfmann ; illustrated by London Ladd.

Halfmann, Janet, (author.). Ladd, London, (illustrator.).

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  • 5 of 6 copies available at SC LENDS. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Beaufort County Library System.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Beaufort - Lobeco Branch J B GRANDERSON (Text) 0530006116542 Juvenile Biography Collection Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781620141632
  • ISBN: 1620141639
  • Physical Description: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 29 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Lee & Low Books Inc., [2018]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Includes bibliographical references and quotation sources.
Summary, etc.:
"The life of Lilly Ann Granderson, an enslaved teacher who strongly believed in the power of education and risked her life to teach others during slavery. Includes afterword and sources"-- Provided by publisher.
"Born into slavery around 1821 in Petersburg, Virginia, Lilly Ann Granderson secretly learned to read and write from her master's children. Lilly Ann read everything she could get her hands on, and through newspapers, she learned of places in the North where slavery had been abolished. She longed to have that freedom too. As Lilly Ann's reading and writing skills improved, she shared her knowledge with others by starting a school. After toiling for their masters all day, Lilly Ann's students would slip nervously into the night to attend her "midnight" school. Every noise reminded them of the painful punishment they faced if they were found out. But the students were willing to risk any danger for the chance at an education. Over the years, hundreds of enslaved men and women learned to read and write under their teacher's patient guidance. Midnight Teacher is an inspiring testament to an amazing instructor and pioneer in education. Lilly Ann Granderson's steadfast courage in the face of adversity provides an inspiring model for all who attempt to overcome seemingly insurmountable challenges."-- Publisher
Target Audience Note:
950L Lexile
Subject: Granderson, Lilly Ann, 1821-1889.
African Americans > Biography > Juvenile literature.
Educators > United States > Biography > Juvenile literature.
African American educators > Biography > Juvenile literature.
Women educators > United States > Biography > Juvenile literature.
African Americans > Education > Mississippi > History.
Women > Biography.
JUVENILE FICTION / People & Places / United States / African American.
JUVENILE FICTION / School & Education.
JUVENILE NONFICTION / People & Places / United States / African American.
Genre: Biographies.

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