Virgie Goes to School with Us Boys

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This luminous and energetic picture book follows a young boy who takes his younger sister on her first trip to school in the Reconstruction-era South.

“Papa, Mama, can I go too?”

Virgie was always begging to go to school with us boys. My brothers had doubts. School was seven miles away—a long way from Mama. Virgie was scarcely big as a field mouse. How could she make the trip? And girls didn’t really need school.

But I got to thinking: Virgie was free like we were. Free to learn. And didn’t girls need to know how to write and add, too? Mama and Papa thought so. And one summer, they decided to do something about it. That was the year Virgie came to school with us boys. And she sure showed us!

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Product # 3869701
ISBN-13 9780689877933
ISBN-10 0689877935
Author Howard, Elizabeth Fitzgerald
Guided Reading Level N
Lexile Level 190
Publisher Simon & Schuster
Page Count 32