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Allen Jay and the Underground Railroad
by Marlene Targ Brill Illustrated by Janice Lee Porter
Allen Jay, a Quaker boy living in Ohio during the 1840s, helps a fleeing slave escape his master and make it to freedom through the Underground Railroad.
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Aunt Harriet's Underground Railroad in the Sky
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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A 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 for thei

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Barefoot: Escape on the Underground Railroad
by Henry Cole , Pamela Duncan Edwards
In the dark of the night a Barefoot, an escaped slave, flees for his life. With his pursuers close behind and the moon shrouded in clouds, Barefoot must rely on the wisdom of the wild animals of the forest and swamp to guide him to the safety of the underground railroad.
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Behind the Blue and Gray: The Soldier's Life in the Civil War
by Delia Ray
This thoroughly researched volume documents the conditions of the civil war-the many hardships and challenges faced by soldiers on both sides of the battle. Historic photographs, documents, and letters enhance this dramatic account. Includes a glossary, bibliography, and index.
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Dear Ellen Bee: A Scrapbook of the Civil War
by Mary E. Lyons , MARY E. LYONS & MURIEL M. BRANCH
This book recalls scrapbooks kept by women during the Civil War. Miss Bet is a wealthy woman who opposes the war. Liza is a freed slave who poses as a servant in the Confederate White House to help Miss Bet further the Union cause.
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Follow the Drinking Gourd: A Story of the Underground Railroad
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. 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.

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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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The Last Safe House: A Story of the Underground Railroad
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: A Story about Levi Coffin
Series: Creative Minds
by Gwenyth Swain Illustrated by Ralph L. Ramstad
This biography of Levi Coffin, a Quaker who risked his life and fortune to save black families in America during the 1800s, focuses on his life from his childhood years to specific episodes relating to the Underground Railroad.
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The Silent Witness: A True Story of the Civil War
by Robin Friedman Illustrated by Claire A. Nivola
Four-year-old Lula McLean lived on a plantation overlooking Bull Run Creek. There her family grew wheat, corn, and oats. In July 1861, troops fighting in the newly begun Civil War arrived on the McLeans' front lawn in Manassas, Virginia.
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