Steamboat School

By Deborah Hopkinson
Illustrators Illustrated by Ron Husband Edition

Hardcover edition

Publisher Disney Hyperion Imprint Jump at the Sun ISBN


Awards and Honors The Kirkus Prize 2016 Nominee, Young Readers<br> <i>Kirkus Reviews</i> Best Books of 2016, Picture Books<br> <i>Booklist</i> 2016 Editors’ Choice, Books for Youth, Young Readers, Fiction<br> <i>Booklist</i> 2016 Lasting Connections, Social Studies<br> ALSC Notable Children’s Books 2017, Middle Readers<br> <i>Booklist</i> Top 10 Books for Youth 2017, Historical Fiction<br> CSMCL Best Multicultural Books of 2016<br> 2017 Jane Addams Children’s Book Award Winner, Younger Children

Steamboat School

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Missouri, 1847: A new state law declares “No person shall keep any school for the instruction of negroes or mulattoes.” But Reverend John, “a force like the Mississippi River itself,” finds a way to open his freedom school. Author’s note. Suggestions for further reading. Four-color illustrations done in pen and ink, then colored digitally.
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