Stories of the Underground Railroad
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 for thei
The title of this inspiring story is the title of an important folk song from a troubled part of our nation's history. Hidden in the lyrics of "Follow the Drinking Gourd" were directions for following the Underground Railroad, the covert trail by which black slaves could escape North to eventual freedom.
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.