Miss Crandalls School for Young Ladies and Little Misses of Color
Her young students knew that Miss Crandall had committed no crime. They knew that the real criminals were the rich white residents of Canterbury, Connecticut, who had poisoned the school's water and set fire to the schoolhouse. Poets Elizabeth Alexander and Marilyn Nelson have re-created the remarkable story of Prudence Crandall's school, using the sonnet form with innovative style. In this collection, the authors depict the bold young women who dared to attend Miss Crandall's classes. Floyd Cooper's powerful, realistic illustrations enhance the poems, revealing the strength and vulnerability of Miss Crandall and her students. Ages 11-14.