Follow Me Down to Nicodemus Town: Based on the History of the African American Pioneer Settlement

Follow Me Down to Nicodemus Town: Based on the History of the African American Pioneer Settlement

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Overview

When Dede sees a notice offering land to black people in Kansas, her family decides to give up their life of sharecropping to become homesteading pioneers in the Midwest. Inspired by the true story of Nicodemus, Kansas, a town founded in the late 1870s by Exodusters—former slaves leaving the Jim Crow South in search of a new beginning—this fictional story follows Dede and her parents as they set out to stake and secure a claim, finally allowing them to have a home to call their own.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780807525357
Publisher: Whitman, Albert & Company
Publication date: 01/01/2019
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 426,568
Product dimensions: 8.10(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range: 5 - 7 Years

About the Author

A. LaFaye is probably best known for her Scott O’Dell Award winning novel Worth, but she’s written many other books, including the IRA Teacher’s Choice picture book Walking Home to Rosie Lee, and the critically well-received novels The Year of the Sawdust Man, Nissa’s Place, The Keening, Water Steps, and Stella Stands Alone. She lives in Illinois.

Nicole Tadgell is the award-winning illustrator of more than twenty picture books. When she's not drawing, Nicole enjoys practicing Tai Chi and watching Doctor Who. She lives in Massachusetts.

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