No Small Potatoes: Junius G. Groves and His Kingdom in Kansas Tonya Bolden

No Small Potatoes: Junius G. Groves and His Kingdom in Kansas

Author: Tonya Bolden
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Book Title
No Small Potatoes: Junius G. Groves and His Kingdom in Kansas
Author
Tonya Bolden
ISBN
9780385752763
Discover the incredible true story of how one of history's most successful potato farmers began life as a slave and worked until he was named the "Potato King of the World" Junius G. Groves came from humble beginnings in the Bluegrass State. Born in Kentucky into slavery, freedom came when he was still a young man and he intended to make a name for himself. Along with thousands of other African Americans who migrated from the South, Junius walked west and stopped in Kansas. Working for a pittance on a small potato farm was no reason to feel sorry for himself, especially when he's made foreman. But Junius did dream of owning his own farm, so he did the next best thing. He rented the land and worked hard As he built his empire, he also built a family, and he built them both on tons and tons and tons of potatoes. He never quit working hard, even as the naysayers doubted him, and soon he was declared Potato King of the World and had five hundred acres and a castle to call his own. From award winning author Tonya Bolden and talented illustrator Don Tate comes a tale of perseverance that reminds us no matter where you begin, as long as you work hard, your creation can never be called small potatoes.Binding Type: HardcoverAuthor: Tonya BoldenPublisher: Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young ReadersPublished: 10/16/2018ISBN: 9780385752763Pages: 40Weight: 1.05lbsSize: 12.20h x 9.50w x 0.50dReview Citations: Kirkus Reviews 08/01/2018 pg. 92Horn Book Magazine 09/01/2018 pg. 103School Library Journal 09/01/2018 pg. 132Booklist 09/01/2018 pg. 100Bulletin of Ctr for Child Bks 10/01/2018Hornbook Guide to Children 01/01/2019 - Superior,Well Above AverageAccelerated Reader Quiz #/Name: 198037 / No Small Potatoes: Junius G. Groves and His Kingdom in KansasReading Level: 4.8 / Interest Level: Lower Grade / Point Value: 0.5

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