It is 1880 when the widow Sarah McAllfry is approached by the son of a former slave who asks her to teach him in her all-white schoolhouse. As a cold resolve claims Sarah, she decides that education is a right for every citizen in a post-Civil War world and ushers little Henry Jackson to a seat in her classroom, all while knowing there will surely be repercussions for her actions.Two days after, S...
Paperback: 326 pages
Publisher: iUniverse (July 28, 2016)
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