Leon's Story

CD - unabridged
Kit (1 disc)
Product Number: 3D104
Released: Dec 15, 1997
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ISBN: #9781428187276
Narrator/s: Graham Brown
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Description

Young Leon Tillage lives in 1940s rural North Carolina. Weekdays, he walks four miles to the old house where the black children attend classes-while the yellow bus rushes past carrying the white children to their modern building. At school, Leon chops wood for the potbelly stove, then fetches water from the well. Finally he studies his ABCs, using books discarded by the white students. Leon wonders why the white children have a fancy school, with new books, a warm furnace, and indoor plumbing. He asks why they ride to school and he walks. But all his relatives tell him-that's just the way things are. Once a year, author Leon Walter Tillage shares his fascinating life story with the students at the Baltimore middle school where he has been a custodian for 30 years. Based on his moving presentation, Leon's Story is a powerful firsthand account of an unsettling period of our history. With his thoughtful performance, narrator Graham Brown provides the perfect voice for the author's compelling recollections.

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Author(s): Leon Walter Tillage
Narrator(s): Graham Brown
Product Number C4343
Released: Aug 13, 2008
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ISBN: #9781428187245
Kit
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Homework Pack
Author(s): Leon Walter Tillage
Narrator(s): Graham Brown
Product Number 3B551
Released: Jan 20, 2016
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ISBN: #9781428187252
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Class Set
Author(s): Leon Walter Tillage
Narrator(s): Graham Brown
Product Number 3L551
Released: Dec 15, 1997
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ISBN: #9781428187269
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Teacher's Guide
Author(s): Leon Walter Tillage
Product Number 43189
Released: Mar 20, 2000
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ISBN: #9780788756887
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Author(s): Leon Walter Tillage
Product Number 12719
Released: Jan 21, 2000
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Publisher: Square Fish
ISBN: #9780374443306