Character
Mystery
Random
History
History
100

What new thing does Sam have that he does not like? Hint: In the end, he does decide that they’re necessary

Glasses/Spectacles 

100

How did the children’s mystery begin?

Caitlin‘s dad, Mr. Murphy, told them about his project. The kids agreed to help him identify people in the photos.

100

How do we know that the author used the recent pandemic in his book?

He mentions the pandemic on page 10 in regards to schools closing.

100

Why did the students in the picture protest?

The government closed their school and they couldn’t go to school.

100

What made Barbara Johns mad and want to stage a protest?

One day she missed the bus and the bus for the white school didn’t pick her up. She was tired of the situation so she stood up for herself.

200

Sarah’s question

Sarah’s question

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200

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300

What new character, in this book, can you see continuing to other books? Why?

Jason. He ended up being related to the mystery and in the end helped them to continue their volunteer project. 

300

Who did they find at the cemetery (living and dead)?

Mr and Mrs Gibson, graves of Maggie Walker (started a bank, department store, newspaper), Jason’s grandmother and grandfather and many other historical figures.

300

Did Sam find his glasses? How?

Yes, when they met Jason again, he gave the glasses to Sam. He had spotted them under the bridge and brought them back with him. However, he had’t expected to see Sam again.

300

Why did schools close during the 1960s?

The people were supposed to desegregate the public schools. The students were supposed to all go to one school. However, the government in Prince Edward County, Virginia refused and closed schools instead.

300

After the school closed, how did African American (black) people and poor Caucasian (white) people go to school?

They gathered in churches or groups in homes or didn’t go to school.

400

Sarah’s question

Sarah’s question

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500

Who was Barbara Johns and what did she do?

She was a black girl that motivated the students for the protest to open the school.

500

List the people the children met that helped them find the identity of the person in the picture?

Natalie-worked with Mr. Murphy, led them to the Moton Museum and the Farmville school. 

Tiffany Williams-lady at the museum, helped them meet Eloise Baines

Eloise Baines-walked out of the school on protest day with Barbara Johns, connected them to Marlene who might know the girl in the photo. 

Miriam Cartwright was the girl in the photo. 

Miriam’s daughter (Ms. Thomas) and grandson and granddaughter, led them to the cemetery where they learned a lot more history. 

500

Where and how did Sam fall in the cemetery?

He fell into a ravine that ended up being an unmarked grave. He was moving out of the way of a falling tree branch and tripped on some iron bars marking grace stones. Then the weak ground broke and he tumbled into the ravine.

500

When schools were closed, how did Caucasian (white) people go to school?

They started private schools

500

What statue did they find on the capitol grounds before the rally?

Barbara Johns and a group of students.

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