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Author Burgess, Gloria Jean McEwen, author.
Title Pass it on! / Gloria J. McEwen Burgess ; illustrated by Gerald Purnell.
Pub Info Kingston, WA : Two Sylvias Press, 2018.
book jacket
 Provincetown-Children's  J 92 MCEWEN     AVAILABLE
Edition First edition.
Descript 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 29 cm
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Summary "As a young boy, Ernie (Earnest McEwen Jr.) dreamed of a better life for his family in the segregated South of the 1930s. More than anything, he wanted to go to college. While working as a janitor at Ol' Miss (the University of Mississippi), Ernie spoke to a professor about his burning desire to go to college, setting in motion a series of events that would change his and his family's life for all time. One of those significant events was meeting Nobel Laureate and Pulitzer Prize-winning author William Faulkner. Faulkner helped Ernie attend college, paying for his tuition and expenses with no strings attached. His generous financial gift allowed Ernie to go to college, move out of the South, and eventually emerge from poverty. Ernie made a better life for his family, who continue to live a legacy of life-long learning and service, passing on their blessings to the next generation and the next, creating a ripple effect that will bless generations to come."-- Amazon.
Subject McEwen, Earnest, Jr. -- Juvenile literature.
Faulkner, William, 1897-1962 -- Juvenile literature.
African Americans -- Segregation -- Mississippi -- History -- Juvenile literature.
African Americans -- Education (Higher) -- History -- Juvenile literature.
Charity -- Juvenile literature.
Social service -- Juvenile literature.
Add Author Purnell, Gerald, illustrator.
ISBN 9780998631424
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