Freedom School, Yes!

Amy Littlesugar Floyd Cooper


Freedom School, Yes!

Freedom School, Yes!

  • Title: Freedom School, Yes!
  • Author: Amy Littlesugar Floyd Cooper
  • ISBN: 9780399230066
  • Page: 418
  • Format: Hardcover



Jolie has a lot to be scared about since the new Freedom School teacher, Annie, came to town Bricks thrown through windows in the dead of night, notes filled with hate, and now a fire has burnt down the church where Annie was supposed to start teaching tomorrow Without the church, how can she possibly teach Jolie and the other townspeople about black poets and artists, hJolie has a lot to be scared about since the new Freedom School teacher, Annie, came to town Bricks thrown through windows in the dead of night, notes filled with hate, and now a fire has burnt down the church where Annie was supposed to start teaching tomorrow Without the church, how can she possibly teach Jolie and the other townspeople about black poets and artists, historians and inventors Unless the people themselves fight back.In this triumphant story based on the 1964 Mississippi Freedom School Summer Project, Amy Littlesugar and Floyd Cooper come together to celebrate the strength of a people, and the bravery of one young girl who didn t let being scared get in her way.


Recent Comments "Freedom School, Yes!"

A good introduction to the trials involved during the 1964 Mississippi Freedom School Summer Project, and to African American history and community. Not a lot of background information is given, it is just told from the point of view of a young girl learning some harsh realities, and discovering a common desire for learning. It is good for fairly young children (my daughter was 6), though it has a scene with a brick through a window and a fire, and some scenes of tension/anxiety, no one actually [...]

Freedom School Yes! Is inspired by the real teachers of Freedom School. The author uses the teacher’s experiences and other research to write this fictional story. Jolie is terrified when a brick is thrown through her house window with a note attached that warns the new teacher of Freedom school to leave town. Jolie’s mother offered to house the new white schoolteacher, Annie. Jolie’s fears are magnified when the school is set on fire and is burned to the ground. To her surprise, the commu [...]

Freedom School, Yes! Is written by Amy Littlesugar. The book is about a young African American girl named Jolie, who is afraid of her new school teacher. Annie, the new teacher, moved to town and into Jolie’s house with her family so she could teach at the new Freedom School. Once Annie moves in, fear is stricken into Jolie’s family and into the community. People begin to vandalize, throw bricks into the home, and burn down the school/church. When the church is burned down, which is where th [...]

“Freedom School, Yes!” is set in the 1960s Civil Rights era. It is about the opening of a school in the south that is designed to educate black children and adults.The book is historical fiction based on research. More than 600 young people both black and white volunteered for the 1964 Mississippi Summer Project. These young people risked their life to travel to Mississippi to work at the Freedom School. Writer, Amy Littlesugar, interviewed three teachers who worked at the school at the time [...]

A young African American girl named Jolie has a White freedom schoolteacher staying at her house. The teacher, Annie, decided to help out in the community and teach young African American children in a small church called a Freedom School. The day before school started, the church was burned to the ground and Jolie was extremely hesitant about participating in the school. While the community rebuilds the church, Annie decides to still hold school every day underneath the willow trees. As the day [...]

(Coretta Scott King Award Winner)Grade Range: Primary through Intermediate (depending upon use).Found in the primary sections of most libraries, the reading level is appropriate for third to sixth graders. Younger children will understand the story read aloud as long as they have some background knowledge of the Civil Rights era.Young Jolie is scared when a white teacher comes to town to teach, especially since young Annie, only 19 years old, will be living with Jolie's family! Those fears grow [...]

Appropriate for 3-8th grade, and full of snippets of historical truth, a little girl named Jolie, afraid of life, was very angry that a white woman named Annie that had come to Chicken Creek to teach at the new Freedom School bringing trouble with her. The girl would sit and star gaze and think about heroes like Benjamin Banneker and how he counted the stars like she loved to do. Resentful at first because of the backlash, Jolie was terrified as the white people of Chicken Creek would throw bric [...]

This book would be classified as historical fiction. It is based on the 1964 Mississippi Freedom School Summer Project. In this book, a little girl named Jolie and her family let the Freedom School teacher come and stay in their house. The night the teacher arrives, a brick was thrown at a window with a note attached to it that read, "Freedom School Teacher-Get out or else!" The night before school started, people burned down the school. This did not make anyone give up. They held school under a [...]

This book would be classified as historical fiction. It is based on the 1964 Mississippi Freedom School Summer Project. This story was a about a little girl Jolie and her family that take in a teacher from the Freedom School. The night she gets there a brick was thrown through the window that read "Freedom School Teacher-Get out or else!" Also the night before school was to start the school was burned down but that did not stop the school from being in session. They held school underneath a tree [...]

Summary-Freedom School, Yes! was intended for elementary school students. In 1964 there were some areas in Mississippi where the civil rights of black people had not been granted. Therefore, many volunteers went to Mississippi to provide education to black children and adults. In this story a young girl, Jolie, is afraid because a new school teacher, Annie, moved to town and came to live with Jolie's family. As soon as the Freedom School teacher moved in vandalism began to occur. Bricks are thro [...]

I shared this book with my 5th grade students, and they enjoyed it. The illustrations, along with the text, are powerful in their ability to convey the mood and strong emotional weight of this story. The setting is a small town in Mississippi during the summer of 1964. Jolie's family has agreed to host Annie, a 19-year-old girl from the North who has come to teach in the Freedom School. Even before classes begin, someone has thrown a rock and a hateful note through the front window of Jolie's ho [...]

Illustrator: Floyd CooperWord Count: 1,584 Reading Level: 3.4 Interest Level: P-2 Accelerated Reader: reading level: 3.4 / points: 0.5 / quiz: 46498 (05/10/01) / grade: Lower Grades Reading Counts!: reading level:3.5 / points:3.0 Lexile: 390L This book is about a young girl named Jolie who's life changed when a new Freedom School teacher named Annie came to town. People threw bricks through her window in the middle of the night, sent hate mail, and burned down the church Annie was supposed to te [...]

Taken from review above:"Jolie has a lot to be scared about since the new Freedom School teacher, Annie, came to town. Bricks thrown through windows in the dead of night, notes filled with hate, and now a fire has burnt down the church where Annie was supposed to start teaching tomorrow! Without the church, how can she possibly teach Jolie and the other townspeople about black poets and artists, historians and inventors? Unless the people themselves fight back.In this triumphant story based on [...]

This book is a touching story of a girl's struggle to cope with the hate in her community. As young Jolie looks forward to her new freedom school starting, she is faced with a hate crime that inhibits the ability for her and her peers to learn as pupils. The illustrations lack detail, but manage to capture the emotions that are felt. Based on actual events, this story presumptuously places the tone in a rather dark area. A lengthy read for a beginner, but educational, and heart-warming all the s [...]

Annie is the new school teacher who has come to town to teach at the Freedom School. Townspeople are furious about her coming to teach and have acted with hatred against her by throwing bricks through her window, burning down the church, and sending her hate notes. This is a story that is based on the 1964 Mississippi Freedom School Summer Project. Freedom School, Yes! is great to read to the class during Black History month or when talking about history. This could be tied in to different writi [...]

This is a great story to have your children be introduced to the 1964 Mississippi Summer Project. This helped to change the lives of so many black families. So many volunteers both black and white helped to put this project in motion and it was a risk well worth it. I am grateful for this book and am glad I was able to share this with my family.

A wonderful story about the 1964 Mississippi Summer Project told through a nine-year-old's perspective. Also includes an author's note about this project. Good for teaching black history.(Picture Book)

An important book for those struggling with wanting to go to school. It hasn't always been an option for everyone.Also I was not aware the schools like this existed. An important historical memory.

This is an example of the "unsung" heroes of the civil rights movement, those who made daily decisions and lived with the consequences.

The setting of this book is in 1964 and does a good job of showing how scared children of this time were to have the freedom school started. they never gave up and fought for what they believed in

Grade Level: Upper elementary

Mommy says: Great opportunity to discuss racism and our nation's painful but important change away from institutionalized bigotry.

A beautiful picture book about the Freedom Schools of 1964.

i enjoyed reading this book it was a very touching story


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