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Dear Mr. Rosenwald
by Carole Boston Weatherford

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    List Price: $16.99
    Format: Hardcover, 32 pages
    Classification: Children’s
    ISBN13: 9780439495226
    Imprint: Scholastic Press
    Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
    Parent Company: Scholastic Inc.
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    Book Description:
    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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