Friday, November 6, 2009
Title: Secret Signs – An Escape Through the Underground Railroad
Written & Illustrated by: Anita Riggio
Soft cover: 32 pages
Publisher: Boyds Mills Press
Published: November 2002
The success of the Underground Railroad depended on many people. Children and adults placed themselves and families in harms way to ensure the safe passage of slaves to freedom. Code words were a main source of communication, but many don’t realize secret signs were also instrumental in communicating.
Come along on this inspiring journey of a young deaf boy named Luke, who did not allow his disability thwart him in using his artistic abilities to show the way to safe houses and routes along the Underground Railroad.
The author and illustrator, Anita Riggio provides an adventurous story coupled with beautiful illustrations to bring this very important part of history alive.
Learn more about the author & illustrator, Anita Riggio at: http://www.anitariggio.com/