The Story House is an independent, bookstore for children and young adults.  We are located within Dawson's Market in Rockville Town Center and in our renovated trolley bus.  The Story House trolley travels throughout the DC area, partnering with schools, faith groups and organizations on book fairs and other customized book events.

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225 N. Washington Street, Rockville, MD

(inside Dawson's Market)

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Mobile in our Trolley Bookstore

301-363-7444

info@storyhouseonline.com

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Belle, The Last Mule at Gee's Bend- A Civil Rights Story

$7.99Price
A true story inspires the moving tale of a mule that played a key role in the civil rights movement-- and a young boy who sees history anew.  Sitting on a bench waiting for his mother, Alex spies a mule chomping on greens in someone's garden, and he can't help but ask about it.""Ol Belle?" says Miz Pettway next to him. "She can have all the collards she wants. She's earned it." And so begins the tale of a simple mule in Gee's Bend, Alabama, who played a singular part in the civil rights movement of the 1960s. When African-Americans in a poor community-- inspired by a visit from Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.-- defied local authorities who were trying to stop them from registering to vote, many got around a long detour on mule-drawn wagons. Later, after Dr. King's assassination, two mules from Gee's Bend pulled the farm wagon bearing his casket through the streets of Atlanta. As Alex looks into the eyes of gentle Belle, he begins to understand a powerful time in history in a very personal way.
  • Binding

    Softback
  • Author

    Stroud, Bettye
  • Publisher

    Candlewick