The fact that this 13 year-old BABY can understand Douglass's writings and apply them to her current situation is 1.) extremely impressive 2.) threatening to people with the power to shut her up. I have a niece, 16, who's grown up in Chicago Public School. I was appalled when, after she asked me to help her with her homework, she told me that she didn't have a book to take home. How is a child expected to adequately study the class material if she can't take her schoolbooks home?
I contrast that to students that I know in a Chicagoland suburb...where the property value is 2.5 times that of the neighborhood where my nice lives. Their schools have enough resources to donate computers and books to my niece's school.
It's unfortunate that my niece will receive a subpar education relative to the other children. Her A doesn't equal their A. Upon graduating from high school, her actual reading level will be lower than theirs although on paper it'll be the same. When they go to the same college and have to buy books, it would be her first experience being able to take a text home. She'll be starting a new behavior that the other child has been used to for 10-12 years. That's inequality! Primary and secondary education shouldn't be determined by socioeconomic status. Equality will never exist if that's the case.
Fight on and WRITE on, Jada! Ruffle feathers until change is made.