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Sylvia Stark

64 pages
5 ½" by 8 ½"

Cloth - $12.95
ISBN 0-940880-37-7
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Paper - $6.95
ISBN 0-940880-38-5
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Curriculum Guide - $5.00
ISBN 0-940880-56-3
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Sylvia Stark

A Pioneer

by Victoria Scott and Ernest Jones
Illustrated by Karen Lewis

Part of the Contributions Series, books documenting the contributions to our country's history of African-Americans, women, and other people under-represented in most writings in the area. Workbooks are available for classroom or personal use. Written at a 4th to 6th grade reading level, these titles are also ideal for adult new readers.

The true story of an African American pioneer. Sylvia was freed from slavery at age twelve and traveled the Oregon Trail by covered wagon to a California gold mining town. In 1860, threatened by the Fugitive Slave Act and the Dred Scott Decision, Sylvia's family and 600 other African Americans left California for British Columbia. The Starks finally settled on Salt Spring Island where Sylvia lived to be 105. This engaging book is full of historical facts, maps, illustrations, and archival photographs.

Victoria Scott, M.A., MLIS, is a reference librarian, gardener, avid reader, and cyclist. Ernest Jones, M.S.W., is a photographer who loves living outdoors. He works in the field of emergency management. They are world travelers and live in Portland, Oregon.

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