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Leon's Story (Sunburst Books)
Leon's Story - Sunburst Books
Author: Leon Walter Tillage
PBS Market Price: $8.09 or $4.19+1 credit
ISBN-13: 9780374443306
ISBN-10: 0374443300
Publication Date: 9/1/2000
Pages: 112
Reading Level: Ages 9-12
  • Currently 4.8/5 Stars.

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Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
Book Type: Paperback
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From back cover: My name is Leon Walter Tillage. I was born on January 19, 1936... I remember that as a young boy I used to look in the mirror and I would curse my color, my blackness...
In this riveting biography...Tillage recalls his childhood as an African American sharecropper's son in 1940's North Carolina. Roth's dramatic black-and-white collages pay homage to the power of Leon's story, a tale that does more in its gentle way to expose the horrors of racism than most works of fiction ever could.