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100 1 Burgess, Gloria Jean McEwen,|eauthor.
245 10 Pass it on! /|cGloria J. McEwen Burgess ; illustrated by
250 First edition.
264 1 Kingston, WA :|bTwo Sylvias Press,|c2018.
300 1 volume (unpaged) :|bcolor illustrations ;|c29 cm
336 still image|bsti|2rdacontent
520 "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
600 10 McEwen, Earnest,|cJr.|vJuvenile literature.
600 10 Faulkner, William,|d1897-1962|vJuvenile literature.
650 0 African Americans|xSegregation|zMississippi|xHistory
650 0 African Americans|xEducation (Higher)|xHistory|vJuvenile
650 0 Charity|vJuvenile literature.
650 0 Social service|vJuvenile literature.
700 1 Purnell, Gerald,|eillustrator.