Defeat of the Ghost Riders: Introducing Mary McLeod Bethune

Defeat of the Ghost Riders: Introducing Mary McLeod Bethune

by Neta Jackson, Dave Jackson


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Introducing Mary McLeod Bethune --

Eight-year-old Celeste Key is a mischievous girl who often gets herself into trouble. When her father's blacksmith shop is burned to the ground by the Ku Klux Klan in 1904, the family decides they must leave town before someone gets killed. They move to Florida, where a woman named Mary McLeod Bethune offers them schooling for their children. Mary has started a school for black children-one of the first in the United States.

Celeste is sent to Mary's school against her will but soon finds herself enjoying what she's learning. Everything seems to be going well-until men with white hoods over their heads burn a cross on the school property. Celeste is terrified of the Klan because of what happened in Georgia, yet Mary is a stubborn woman who refuses to let them intimidate her. Celeste wants to believe the Klan can be defeated, but will their threats turn into burning more than crosses?

Freedom in a new state, but will it come with a price?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781939445254
Publisher: Castle Rock Creative, Incorporated
Publication date: 08/23/2016
Series: Trailblazer Books , #23
Pages: 146
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.34(d)

About the Author

Dave and Neta Jackson, husband and wife writing team, are the authors or coauthors of more than 120 books that have sold over 2.5 million copies. They are best known for the 40-volume Trailblazer Books series for young readers and the Hero Tales series for families. Adults love their Yada Yada Prayer Group series, House of Hope series, Harry Bentley series, and Windy City Neighbors series along with numerous nonfiction books. They make their home in the Chicago area. Find out more about them at

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