All Aboard the Schooltrain

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Thelma loves to watch the Sunset Limited chug through her little town of Vacherie, Louisiana. And she dreams of one day riding a real train! For now, she has her beloved schooltrain. Every morning, she and her friends walk to school, single file, chanting all the way: ​​​​​​​ “Schooltrain! Schooltrain! Don’t be late! The school bell rings at half past eight!” ​​​​​​​ ​​​​​​​Then it’s on to great adventures with her teacher’s books — and her own imagination! ​​​​​​​ ​​​​​​​ But lately, someone named Jim Crow has been making trouble for folks in Vacherie. Aunt Bea and Uncle Ed have already moved away. When Thelma’s best friend also has to leave, Thelma wonders, who is Jim Crow and why does he have to be so mean? Will he make trouble for Pop, too? ​​​​​​​
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Written by Glenda Armand / Illustrated by Keisha Morris
ISBN 978-1-338-76689-9
Key Features This tender family story — inspired by the author’s own — illuminates a dynamic chapter in American history known as the Great Migration, and the many trains people rode toward freedom.
Series No
Item # 719302
Imprint Orchard Books
Copyright 2022
Format Jacketed Hardcover
Trim Size 8 1/2 x 11
Pages 48
Ages 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Grades PreK - 3
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