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Sylvia Stark: A Pioneer
     

Sylvia Stark: A Pioneer

by Victoria Scott, Ernest Jones (Joint Author), Karen Lewis (Illustrator)
 

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The true story of an African American pioneer. Sylvia was freed from slavery at age twelve and traveled the Oregon Trail by covered wagon to a California gold mining town. In 1860, threatened by the Fugitive Slave Act and the Dred Scott Decision, Sylvia's family and 600 other African Americans left California for British Columbia. The Starks left California for

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The true story of an African American pioneer. Sylvia was freed from slavery at age twelve and traveled the Oregon Trail by covered wagon to a California gold mining town. In 1860, threatened by the Fugitive Slave Act and the Dred Scott Decision, Sylvia's family and 600 other African Americans left California for British Columbia. The Starks left California for British Columbia. The Starks settled on Salt Spring Island where Sylvia lived to be 105. This engaging book is full of historical facts, maps, illustrations, and archival photographs. Curriculum Guide Available.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780940880382
Publisher:
Open Hand Publishing, LLC
Publication date:
04/05/1992
Edition description:
1st ed
Pages:
64
Product dimensions:
5.52(w) x 8.44(h) x 0.21(d)
Age Range:
9 - 17 Years

Meet the Author

Victoria Scott is a YA writer with a die-hard affection for dark and humorous books. She has a master’s degree in marketing, and is a member of the Writers’ League of Texas and Teen Shiver. She currently lives in Dallas.

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