Virgie goes to school with us boys / by Elizabeth Fitzgerald Howard ; illustrated by E.B. Lewis.
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- ISBN: 0689800762
- ISBN: 9780689800764
- Physical Description: 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 27 cm.
- Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, 1999.
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In the post-Civil War South, a young African American girl is determined to prove that she can go to school just like her older brothers. Virgie, youngest in a family of boys, vows that she will accompany her brothers when they walk the seven miles to school every Monday morning. All Virgie wants is to go to school with her brothers George, Will, Nelson, Val, and C. C. But they keep saying she's too little for the long, seven-mile walk, and that girls don't need school. Well, Virgie doesn't agree, and she's not gonna let anything stand in her way.
Coretta Scott King Honor, illustrator, 2001.
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