What Was The Underground Railroad?
Yona Zeldis McDonough (A), Lauren Mortimer (ILT) and James Bennet (ILT)
List Price: $5.99 (Paperback - Underground Railroad / Escape 2013)
Description: 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 hunters, exhausting struggles on the road, and what they sacrificed for freedom. With 80 black-and-white illustrations throughout and a sixteen-page black-and-white photo insert, the Underground Railroad comes alive! (112 pigs) Ages 8-12
Ashay says, "This event in time, is a major part of African American History and it is well documented. But, many people that don't know our history, thought it was an underground train taking people tofreedom. It was in fact an orchestrated effort of many who believed that slavery was wrong and they took a lot risks to be be free. Great for the classroom and library. Add it to your collection."
Product Dimensions: 5.3 x 0.3 x 7.6 inches
Shipping Weight: 5.6 ounces