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Stories of the Underground Railroad

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Moses
by Carole Boston Weatherford Illustrated by Kadir Nelson
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Allen Jay and the Underground Railroad
by Marlene Targ Brill Illustrated by Janice Lee Porter
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Aunt Harriet's Underground Railroad in the Sky
by Faith Ringgold Illustrated by Faith Ringgold

Young Cassie Louise Lightfoot, who soared above New York City rooftops in the Caldecott Honor Book (and Coretta Scott King Award-winning) Tar Beach, returns for an imaginative historical adventure.

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Ballad of the Civil War
by Mary Stolz Illustrated by Sergio Martinez
This moving chapter book is inspired by a 19th-century ballad that the award-winning author learned as a child.  In a dramatic story, twin sons of a plantation owner share everything except their different beliefs about slavery.  As political tensions rise in the South, the brothers are caught between passion f
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Barefoot
by Pamela Duncan Edwards , Henry Cole

Innovative perspective and use of light as well as a spare text result in an unforgettable portrayal of one slave's journey to freedom. In the forest, a group of animals help a runaway slave escape his pursuers.

 

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Dear Ellen Bee
by Mary E. Lyons , Muriel M. Branch
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Follow the Drinking Gourd
by Jeanette Winter Illustrated by Jeanette Winter

The title of this inspiring story is the title of an important folk song from a troubled part of our nation's history.

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Journey To Freedom: A Story Of The Underground Railroad
by Courtni C. Wright Illustrated by Gershom Griffith

Joshua and his family, runaway slaves from a tobacco plantation in Kentucky, follow the Underground Railroad to freedom.

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Last Safe House, The
by Barbara Greenwood Illustrated by Heather Collins

This unique weaving of historical fact and fiction offers readers a wonderful mix of intrigue, drama, and history, as well as related activities to do at home.

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President of the Underground Railroad
Series: Creative Minds
by Gwenyth Swain Illustrated by Ralph L. Ramstad
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Silent Witness, The (Friedman)
by Robin Friedman Illustrated by Claire A. Nivola
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