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Elijah of Buxton

Christopher Paul Curtis · Scholastic Press; First Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

Newbery Medalist and CSK Award winner Christopher Paul Curtis's debut middle-grade/young-YA novel for Scholastic features his trademark humor, compelling storytelling, and unique narrative voice.Eleven-year-old Elijah is the first child born into freedom in Buxton, Canada, a settlement...
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Eliza's Freedom Road: An Underground Railroad Diary

Jerdine Nolen · Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books
Format: Book

It is 1852 in Alexandria, Virginia. Eliza’s mother has been sent away and it is Abbey, the cook, who looks after Eliza, when Eliza isn’t taking care of the Mistress. Eliza has the quilt her mother left her and the memory of the stories she told to keep her close. When her Mistress’s...
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Follow the Drinking Gourd

Jeanette Winter · Dragonfly Books
Pages: 48
Format: Paperback

Illus. in full color. "Winter's story begins with a peg-leg sailor who aids slaves on their escape on the Underground Railroad. While working for plantation owners, Peg Leg Joe teaches the slaves a song about the drinking gourd (the Big Dipper) . A couple, their son, and two others...
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From Fugitive to Freedom: The Story of the Underground Railroad

Steven Otfinoski · Capstone Press
Pages: 112
Format: Print book

In an immersive, exciting narrative nonfiction format, this powerful book follows a selection of people who experienced the Underground Railroad.
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Harriet Tubman in Her Own Words

Julia McDonnell · Gareth Stevens Publishing
Pages: 32
Format: Print book

Harriet Tubmans fame as a conductor on the Underground Railroad led to her nickname: Moses. She displayed considerable courage leading fugitive slaves to freedom and, incredibly, never lost a passenger. Less well known is Tubmans service in the Union army as a scout and spy during the Civil...
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Harriet Tubman: Leading Others to Liberty

Torrey Maloof · Teacher Created Materials
Pages: 32
Format: Paperback

The Harriet Tubman: Leading Others to Liberty primary source reader builds literacy skills while offering engaging content across social studies subject areas. Primary source documents provide an intimate glimpse into what life was like during the 1800s. This nonfiction reader can be purposefully...
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Henry's Freedom Box: A True Story from the Underground Railroad

Ellen Levine · Scholastic Press
Format: Hardcover

A stirring, dramatic story of a slave who mails himself to freedom by a Jane Addams Peace Award-winning author and a Coretta Scott King Award-winning artist.Henry Brown doesn't know how old he is. Nobody keeps records of slaves' birthdays. All the time he dreams about freedom, but that...
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Moses: When Harriet Tubman Led Her People to Freedom

Carole Boston Weatherford · Hyperion Book CH; First Edition edition
Format: Book

This poetic book is a resounding tribute to Tubman's strength, humility, and devotion. With proper reverence, Weatherford and Nelson do justice to the woman who, long ago, earned over and over the name Moses.
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My Journey on the Underground Railroad

Lynda Arnéz

Perhaps one of the most harrowing journeys in US history, traveling the Underground Railroad was dangerous, long, and often very uncomfortable. Men, women, and children often had to walk hundreds of miles to safe houses, usually at night, and stay in cramped quarters until it was
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Show Way

Jacqueline Woodson · Putnam Juvenile; First Edition edition
Format: Audio CD

Soonie's great-grandma was just seven years old when she was sold to a big plantation without her ma and pa, and with only some fabric and needles to call her own. She pieced together bright patches with names like North Star and Crossroads, patches with secret meanings made into quilts...
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Sweet Clara and the Freedom Quilt

Deborah Hopkinson · A. Knopf
Pages: 40
Format: Paperback

2013 marks the 20th anniversary of Sweet Clara and the Freedom Quilt!As a seamstress in the Big House, Clara dreams of a reunion with her Momma, who lives on another plantation--and even of running away to freedom. Then she overhears two slaves talking about the Underground Railroad. In a flash...
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The Underground Railroad: Navigate the Journey from Slavery to Freedom

Judy Dodge Cummings · Nomad Press (VT)
Pages: 128
Format: Hardcover

Imagine leaving everything you've ever known - your friends, family, and home - to travel along roads you've never seen before, getting help from people you've never met before, with the constant threat of capture hovering over your every move. Would you risk your life on the Underground...
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Unspoken: A Story From the Underground Railroad

Henry Cole · Scholastic Press
Pages: 40
Format: Hardcover

A young girl's courage is tested in this haunting, wordless story.When a farm girl discovers a runaway slavehiding in the barn, she is at oncestartled and frightened. But the stranger's fearful eyesweigh upon her conscience,and she must make a difficult choice.Will she have the courage...
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What Was the Underground Railroad?

Yona Zeldis McDonough · Grosset & Dunlap
Pages: 108
Format: Paperback

No one knows where the term Underground Railroad came from--there were no trains or tracks, only "conductors" who helped escaping slaves to freedom. Including real stories about "passengers" on the "Railroad," this book chronicles slaves' close calls with bounty...
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Which Way to Freedom?: And Other Questions About the Underground Railroad

Mary Kay Carson · Sterling Children's Books
Format: Hardcover

What was the Underground Railroad - and who traveled on it? Who was Harriet Tubman and what did she do? This gripping book tells kids all about the perilous journey to escape slavery and finally become free: how long it could take, where the fugitives hid, who helped them, how "stationmasters"...
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Who Was Harriet Tubman?

Yona Zeldis McDonough
Format: Paperback

Born a slave in Maryland, Harriet Tubman knew first-hand what it meant to be someone's property; she was whipped by owners and almost killed by an overseer. It was from other field hands that she first heard about the Underground Railroad which she travelled by herself north to Ph
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