Virgie Goes to School with Us Boys



Based on her grandfather’s childhood in Jonesborough Tennessee the author shares this family story about a girl’s desire to attend school at a time when only boys were expected to go. “All Virgie wants is to go to school with her brothers George Will Nelson Val and C.C. But they keep saying she’s too little for the long seven-mile walk and that girls don’t need school. Well Virgie doesn’t agree and she’s not gonna let anything stand in her way.” (publisher) The last page gives information about her granfather Virgie and the other members of the author’s family. A black and white photograph of Virgie’s brothers is included. This is a picture book for the whole family to enjoy. Reading level for 6-8 year olders.


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