Author: Elizabeth Fitzgerald Howard
Summary(from publisher): In the post-Civil War South, a young African American girl is determined to prove that she can go to school just like her older brothers.
Accompanying Discussion: Talk about what it feels like when you want to do something that others don’t think you can or should do. Discuss why going to school was so important to Virgie and her family. Talk about looking out for friends or family members.
Accompanying Activities: Have students draw something that they would like to learn how to do. Draw a favorite scene from the book!