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Virgie Goes to School with Us Boys

Elizabeth Fitzgerald Howard

All Virgie wants to do is go to school with her five older brothers, who think she's too small and that girls don't need an education. Based on the lives of the author's ancestors, this story is captured in colorful artwork by Coretta Scott King honoree E.B. Lewis.

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Publisher: Aladdin Paperbacks
Publish Date: 01/01/2005
Pages: 32
ISBN-13: 9780689877933
ISBN-10: 0689877935
Language: English

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Virgie was always begging to go to school with us boys.
""Papa, Mama, can I go too?""
My brothers had doubts. School was seven miles away -- a long way from Mama. Virgie was scarcely big as a field mouse. How could she make the trip? And girls didn't really need school. But I got to thinking: Virgie was free like we were. Free to learn. And didn't girls need to know how to write and add too? Mama and Papa thought so. And one summer, they decided to do something about it.
That was the year Virgie came to school with us boys. And she sure showed us!

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