Voices from the Underground Railroad

Voices from the Underground Railroad

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Overview

From the creators of Voices from the Oregon Trail and Colonial Voices, an unflinching story of two young runaway slaves on the Underground Railroad, told in their voices and those who helped and hindered them

It's the 1850s and enslaved siblings Jeb and Mattie are about the make a break for freedom. The pair travel north from Maryland to New Bedford, Massachusetts along the Underground Railroad. Each spread tells about a step of their journey through a poem in the first person perspective. The main and repeating voices are Jeb and Mattie, but we also hear from the stationmasters and conductors, those who offer them haven, as well as those who want to capture them.

Like its predecessors in the Voices series, this richly researched and beautifully illustrated picture book brings a difficult chapter of American history to life for young readers.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780803740921
Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date: 01/09/2018
Pages: 48
Sales rank: 179,196
Product dimensions: 8.70(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range: 7 - 9 Years

About the Author

Kay Winters is a former teacher and the author of many children's books. She lives in Bucks County, Pennsylvania.

Larry Day has been illustrating children's books for the last twelve years. He lives in Oak Park, Illinois.

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