Prudence Crandall by Elizabeth Yates

Prudence Crandall

By Elizabeth Yates
Level 11

In the quiet little town of Canterbury, Connecticut, Prudence Crandall is living her dream as a teacher. She has opened her own school for young ladies and is enjoying great success from the start. Yet her good fortune is jeopardized when Prudence admits a young African American student named Sarah Harris. What unfurls is the true and stirring story of Prudence’s faith and courage as she combats the deep-seated prejudices of the town and offers an opportunity for a life-changing education to eager African American female students. Elizabeth Yates masterfully chronicles the efforts of the people of Canterbury to force the school’s closure through intimidation, vandalism, slander, and legal persecution, as well as Prudence’s truly courageous perseverance against such deplorable aggression. Through it all, Prudence stands a stalwart warrior of what is right and good. This story of an admirable fight for educational equality and human dignity is one that continues to inspire and uplift.

This book is retired from The Good and the Beautiful Library.

Region North America, United States
Period 19th Century, 1800s
Genre Biography, Fiction
Digital Format Audiobook
The Good and the Beautiful Library No
  • E-Book
  • Hard to Find
  • Top Picks
  • 4 Moral Value
  • 5 Educational Value
  • 4.5 Literary Value
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