Virgie Goes to School with Us Boys

Illustrated by E.B. Lewis
LIST PRICE $19.99

About The Book

All Virgie wants is to go to school with her brothers George, Will, Nelson, Val, and C. C. But they keep saying she's too little for the long, seven-mile walk, and that girls don't need school.
Well, Virgie doesn't agree, and she's not gonna let anything stand in her way.

About The Author

Elizabeth Fitzgerald Howard's grandfather was Cornelius "C.C." Fitzgerald. His brother Will told stories about their childhood to his daughter Jessie, who passed them along to the author. Inspired by these stories, Elizabeth visited Jonesborough, Tennessee, a town seven miles from where her grandfather grew up. There she learned about a school started by Quakers called the Warner Institute and wrote this story.

About The Illustrator

E.B. Lewis is the award-winning illustrator of such books as Virgie Goes to School with Us Boys by Elizabeth Fitzgerald, which was a Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honor Book, and This Little Light of Mine. He received the Caldecott Honor for Coming on Home Soon by Jacqueline Woodson and the Coretta Scott King Illustrator Award for Talkin’ About Bessie: The Story of Aviator Elizabeth Coleman by Nikki Grimes. E.B. Lewis lives in New Jersey, and you can visit him online at EBLewis.com.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers (February 1, 2000)
  • Length: 32 pages
  • ISBN13: 9780689800764
  • Grades: 1 - 3
  • Ages: 6 - 8

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Awards and Honors

  • CBC/NCSS Notable Social Studies Trade Book
  • Children's Literature Choice List
  • ALA Coretta Scott King Author Honor Book

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