First published in 1955, this widely acclaimed novel by Newbery Award-winning author Elizabeth Yates tells the inspiring true story of a young Quaker teacher name Prudence Crandall. The year is 1833, and Prudence Crandall opens a school for African American women in her town of Canterbury, Connecticut. That event creates a firestorm. Accused of defying the laws of God, Prudence Crandall is subjected to trials and imprisonment. But she will not yield in her belief that we are all equal in the eyes of God.