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Follow Me Down to Nicodemus Town

Written by A. LaFaye & illustrated by Nicole Tadgell
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When Dede sees a notice offering land for black people in Kansas, her family decides to quit sharecropping and become homesteading pioneers.Inspired by the true story of Nicodemus, Kansas, a town founded in the late 1870s by Exodusters—former slaves leaving the Jim Crow South in search of a new beginning— this fictional story follows Dede and her parents as they set out to stake and secure a claim, finally allowing them to have a home to call their own.

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Who Wrote Follow Me Down to Nicodemus Town

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A. LaFaye

Alexandria LaFaye is best known for her Scott O’Dell Award-winning novel Worth, as well as the IRA Teacher’s Choice picture book Walking Home to Rosie Lee and the critically well-received novels The Year of the Sawdust Man (a flying-start debut with Publishers Weekly), Nissa’s Place, The Keening, Water Steps, and Stella Stands Alone. She lives in Greenville, IL. (Bio via Sterling 2018 Catalog)

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Who Illustrated Follow Me Down to Nicodemus Town

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Nicole Tadgell

NICOLE TADGELL was born in Detroit and studied art at Wheaton College in Norton, Massachusetts. She has worked on more than twenty books and other projects for kids, including With Books and Bricks, Real Sisters Pretend, and Friends for Freedom. She lives in Grafton, Massachusetts.

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Book Details

ISBN:
9780807525357
Publication Date:
January 1, 2019
Library of Congress Number (LCCN):
2018018106
ASIN/ISBN 10:
0807525359
Lexile:
780L

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