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Dear Mr. Rosenwald
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Scholastic
Publication date September 1, 2006
Pages 32
Binding School and Library
Book category Easy Fiction
ISBN-13 9780439495226
ISBN-10 0439495229
Dimensions 0.50 by 8.75 by 11.25 in.
Weight 0.43 lbs.
Availability§ Out of Print
Original list price $16.99
Other format details juvenile
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Summary
Based on a true story, a young girl dreams about the great opportunities she will have when the new Rosenwald School, an institution built on money donated from the president of Sears, Roebuck, and Co., is finally built in her community in the rural South.
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Renowned illustrator Gregory Christie joins the Scholastic Press list with this empowering story about an African-American community who 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. The local African-American community were required to raise matching funds, secure [cont'd]


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9780439495226 | details & prices | 32 pages | 8.75 × 11.25 × 0.50 in. | Rec. grade levels 1-2 | 0.43 lbs | List price $16.99
About: Young Ovella rejoices as her community comes together to raise money and build a much-needed school in the 1920s, with matching funds from the president of Sears, Roebuck, and Company and support from Professor James of the Normal School.

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