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Ernestís Gift

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Ernestís Gift

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Category: Children's
Format: Trade Cloth, 20 pages
Pub Date: 2004 Fall
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-1-58838-149-1
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A man's lifelong love of books and reading overcomes the hurt of a childhood humiliation in this touching true tale related by Alabama storyteller Kathryn Tucker Windham on the occasion of the Selma Public Library's 100th anniversary. As a child in the 1930s, Ernest Dawson loved books but was denied use of the library in segregated Selma. He grew up and became a teacher, and after segregation had ended, he left money in his will toward a children's wing of the Selma library so that children of all races could read and learn.

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