Friday, October 23, 2009
Title: If You Traveled on the Underground Railroad
Written by: Ellen Levine
Illustrated by: Larry Johnson
Soft cover: 64 pages
Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
Published: February 1993
Four million slaves in America in the year 1860? Is that possible? Unfortunately yes. Learn about this despairing time in American history. From the code words used to make the Underground Railroad a success, where a runaway would go for help, how long would a slave have to travel to freedom, what dangers did the slaves and conductors encounter?
The depth of organization, commitment, and traveling on the Underground Railroad were enormous. Come along for this expansive journey through the Underground Railroad and be mesmerized by what the people of this era endured to achieve freedom.
Learn more about author, Ellen Levine at: http://www2.scholastic.com/browse/contributor.jsp?id=3318
Learn more about illustrator, Larry Johnson at: http://www.zhibit.org/illustrator