Defeat of the Ghost Riders

Defeat of the Ghost Riders

by Dave Jackson, Neta Jackson

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Introducing Mary McLeod Bethune

Eight-year-old Celeste Key is a mischievous girl who often gets herself into trouble. When her father’s blacksmith shop is burned to the ground by the Ku Klux Klan in 1904, the family decides they must leave town before someone gets killed. They move to Florida, where a woman named Mary McLeod Bethune offers them schooling for their children. Mary has started a school for black children—one of the first in the United States.

Celeste is sent to Mary’s school against her will but soon finds herself erkjoying what she’s learning. Everything seems to be going well—until men with white hoods over their heads burn a cross on the school property. Celeste is terrified of the Klan because of what happened in Georgia, yet Mary is a stubborn woman who refuses to let them intimidate her. Celeste wants to believe the Klan can be defeated, but will their threats turn into burning more than crosses?

Freedom in a new state, but will it come with a price?

An adventure story, ideal for readers 8-12 years of age.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940015860368
Publisher: Castle Rock Creative, Inc.
Publication date: 11/13/2012
Series: Trailblazer Books , #23
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 2 MB
Age Range: 9 - 12 Years

About the Author

Dave & Neta Jackson are the authors of the 40-book Trailblazer series, enjoyed by 1.7 million young readers worldwide, as well as the Hero Tales series for families. For adults their books include the Yada Yada Prayer Group series, the House of Hope series, the Harry Bentley series, and the SouledOut Sisters series, as well as many stand-alone fiction and nonfiction books. They make their home in Chicago. Visit them at and and

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