Blacks had been treated differently and weren't allowed to go to schools that were specifically made for whites.
Prudence thought of a generous man (Mr. Garrison) that could be willing to teach a school that had proper education for blacks.
Sign Posts - Numbers and Stats
¨Did Mr. Garrison think it was possible to find 20 or 25 young ladies of color who would attend that new school and pay tuition and board of twenty-five dollars per quarter?¨(16).
The book club book that I am reading is called ¨The Forbidden Schoolhouse¨.
To make sure that blacks got good education, Prudence had to think of a person that would be willing to teach blacks.
Summary - SWBS & Aha! Huh?
Prudence wanted blacks to have proper education, but she needed someone capable to teach properly, so she wrote a letter asking to meet with Mr. Garrison.
The writer used these numbers because she wanted the reader to know that Prudence (one of the main characters) is trying to get a school for blacks only. Although Prudence thinks the law is wrong, she doesn't want to cause much drama.
Evaluating the situation, Prudence decides to sign the paper to meet with Mr. Garrison.
Although Prudence wanted to make sure that blacks would get proper education, she first had to find a teacher who was willing to do it.
5 topics and/or themes: Confidence, perseverance, determination, willing, no matter what happens, keep trying
Aha! -Prudence didn't believe that whits should be treated better than blacks -She was willing to find a teacher to teach blacks at a separate school Huh? -Only six blacks wanted to go to the scchool