Prudence Crandall

Teacher for Equal Rights

From the Series On My Own Biography

  • Interest Level: Grade 2 - Grade 4   ·  
  • Reading Level: Grade 3

When Prudence Crandall opened a school for young girls in 1831, she didn’t expect trouble. But that is just what she got when she allowed African American girls to attend. A Quaker and abolitionist, Prudence defied the prejudiced attitudes and violent actions of those around her and fought to keep her school open when few others would have dared.

Format List Price Your Price Qty
978-1-57505-557-2
$38.65 $28.99
Interest Level Grade 2 - Grade 4
Reading Level Grade 3
Genre Nonfiction
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Brand On My Own Books
Imprint Millbrook Press ™
Language English
Publication Date 2001-08-01
BISACS JNF007020, JNF007120, JNF007110
Dewey 371.1'0092
Graphics 1-color illustrations, Full-color illustrations
Guided Reading Level O
ATOS Reading Level 4.3
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 58556
Accelerated Reader® Points 0.5
Features Reviewed, Teaching Guides, and Timeline

Reviews

School Library Journal

“The large-print, easy-to-read text and many full-color paintings and a black-and-white portrait of Crandall will appeal to beginning readers.” —School Library Journal

Illustrator: Kimanne Smith

Author: Eileen Lucas

Eileen (O'Donnell) Lucas grew up in Chicago, spent a semester in college in Ireland, and graduated from Western Illinois University. She lived near Lake Geneva, Wisconsin, for over 20 years, where her sons Travis and Brendan were born. She worked as a freelance writer and an elementary and middle school teacher during these years. She now lives in Florida, where she loves to go to the beach and listen to Jimmy Buffett music. She also loves to visit her trailer in the woods in central Wisconsin, where she takes care of her garden and hikes in the pines. Besides nonfiction children's books, she writes for an educational software publishing company in Wisconsin.

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On My Own Biography

Engage readers’ interest and imagination! These award-winning biographies feature full-page illustrations. Written in story format, each book features pivotal episodes that reveal what kind of person the subject is (or was) and how he or she came to be famous. View available downloads →