Midnight Teacher: Lilly Ann Granderson and Her Secret School

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$20.95  $19.48
Lee & Low Books
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8.9 X 10.8 X 0.4 inches | 1.0 pounds

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About the Author

Janet Halfmann is the author of more than forty books for children, including Lee & Low's Midnight Teacher, which Kirkus called "An excellent homage to an African-American woman who taught ahead of her time" in a starred review. When she's not writing, Halfmann enjoys working in the garden, exploring nature, visiting new places, especially wildlife areas and living-history museums, and watching movies. Halfmann lives with her husband in South Milwaukee, Wisconsin. London Ladd graduated from Syracuse University with a BFA in Illustration. He works primarily in acrylic print in a painterly style, for which his picture book illustrations have been highly praised. He carries a sketchbook and paints with him everywhere he goes. Ladd and his family live in Syracuse, New York.


* "An excellent homage to an African-American woman who taught ahead of her time." -- Kirkus Reviews, starred review

"The painful but uplifting narrative may spark readers' curiosity about other enslaved individuals whose stories have not yet been told." -- Publishers Weekly

"A winning tribute to Lilly Ann Granderson, the Midnight Teacher... VERDICT A top choice for any library serving elementary school-aged children." -- School Library Journal

"Midnight Teacher: Lilly Ann Granderson and Her Secret School is an exceptional children's biography of the life and influence of an unsung hero in African-American and educational history." -- Lansing State Journal

Teacher's Choices, International Literacy Association (ILA)
Carter G. Woodson Award, National Council for the Social Studies
Parents' Choice Silver Award, Parents' Choice Foundation
Skipping Stones Honor Award, Skipping Stones Magazine

Best Books for Kids, New York Public Library
Eureka! Award, California Reading Association