Underground Railroad Resources

By Linda Scher, Nathan Katzin
  • Grades: 3–5, 6–8


  • Freedom Roads: Searching for the Underground Railroad by Joyce Hansen and Gary McGowan. Gr. 5-8.
    This book explains how artifacts from archaeological digs and archived information are used to investigate the Underground Railroad.
  • Dear Austin: Letters from the Underground Railroad by Elvira Woodruff 
    This fictional journal of two boys on the Underground Railroad is a good choice for lower-level readers.


  • Part of Collection:
  • Subjects:
    Civil War Period and Reconstruction, Slavery, Underground Railroad, Abolition, Content Area Reading, African American
  • Skills:
    Biographies, Online Sources, Social Studies