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The Resource Joshua's journey, Judith A. Dempsey ; [illustrated by James Melvin]

Joshua's journey, Judith A. Dempsey ; [illustrated by James Melvin]

Label
Joshua's journey
Title
Joshua's journey
Statement of responsibility
Judith A. Dempsey ; [illustrated by James Melvin]
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Contributor
Author
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This is the story of a twelve-year-old African American boy born just after the Civil War. Joshua's carelessness results in an accident that leaves the daughter of his plantation owner unconscious. His sister shames him into finding the Swamp Woman, a mysterious local folk healer. Her decoction heals Melinda Mae. Joshua decides he too wants to become a healer. This chronicles the tremendous difficulties he had to overcome as he confronts prejudice, segregation, an inadequate education, the loss of benefactors, and financial crises to achieve his goal of becoming a doctor. As an old man, Joshua revisits his youth in a series of flashbacks. As he shares his experiences with his family and students, he realizes that even though he is old, he can still help others triumph over some of the same struggles he experienced
Cataloging source
BTCTA
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1937-
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Dempsey, Judith A.
Dewey number
[Fic]
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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Melvin, James
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  • African Americans
  • Reconstruction (U.S. history, 1865-1877)
  • Accidents
  • Healers
  • Bildungsromans
  • African Americans
  • Reconstruction (U.S. history, 1865-1877)
  • Accidents
  • Healers
  • Reconstruction (United States : 1865-1877)
  • African Americans
  • United States
Target audience
pre adolescent
Label
Joshua's journey, Judith A. Dempsey ; [illustrated by James Melvin]
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Portion of statement of responsibility found on jacket
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
ocn950447551
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
150 pages
Isbn
9781490772950
Lccn
2016907082
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Joshua's journey, Judith A. Dempsey ; [illustrated by James Melvin]
Publication
Note
Portion of statement of responsibility found on jacket
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
ocn950447551
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
150 pages
Isbn
9781490772950
Lccn
2016907082
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations

Library Locations

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      38.9338203 -77.05791820000002
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