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A man from Chicago,
George Pullman, saw an opportunity. He built the
first fancy sleeping and
dining railroad cars . . .
– The Pullman Porter

 


Paperback: $8.95
978-1-938164-01-9 Amazon BN

 

Hardcover: $15.95
978-1-938164-00-2 Amazon

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Author:
Vanita Oelschlager
Illustrator:
Mike Blanc

Ages 6-12
46 Pages

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Children and adults under the age of 40 have forgotten about
the Pullman Porter. This book will teach children and adults, who the porters were and why they were so important in our history. Porters worked in early train cars and because they traveled the country and learned much, many Pullman porters became leaders back in their home communities. They would read newspapers, listen to conversations, talk among each other and see the transitions rapidly changing the country in the decades after the Civil War. He eventually landed at the forefront of the civil rights movement.

 

Ten percent of all net profits from this book will be donated to FRIENDS OF WRITERS, a not-for profit 501(c)(3) organization that enriches American poetry and fiction by cultivating new and vital literacy voices that reflect the entire nation. It supports the students, alumni and faculty of its partner, the Warren Wilson College MFA Program for Writers.

 

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VanitaBooks donates all net profits to The Oak Clinic for Multiple Sclerosis and other charities where "people help people help themselves."

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