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Escape from Slavery: Five Journeys to Freedom

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Freedom!

Eliza and her baby, running across the ice. Selena and Cornelia Jackson, masquerading as boys. Henry Box Brown, shipping himself north in a wooden crate. Jane Johnson, risking everything to testify against her former owner in court. Ellen Craft, posing as her husband's owner.

Escaping from slavery against overwhelming odds, these people were helped by courage, ingenuity, and the informal network known as the Underground Railroad. Here are their gripping stories, told by Doreen Rappaport, illustrated by Charles Lilly, and accompanied by information about slave laws of the era, key Underground Railroad leaders, and a bibliography.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 115-117).

About the Author

Doreen Rappaport is well known for her groundbreaking approach to multicultural history and literature for young readers. Her many books include Victory or Death: Stories of the American Revolution; We Are The Many: A Picture Book of American Indians; and Martins Big Words, winner of the Jane Addams Book Award. She and her husband divide their time between New York City and a rural village in upstate New York.Doreen Rappaport is the author of several childrens books, including American Women: Their Lives in Their Words, and Trouble at the Mines, an Honor Book for the 1988 Jane Addams Childrens Book Award.

Charles Lilly taught at New Yorks School of Visual Arts for seventeen years. He has illustrated many books for children, including Freedom: A Story of the Underground Railroad.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780064461696
Subtitle:
Five Journeys to Freedom
ill.:
Lilly, Charles
Author:
Rappaport, Doreen
Author:
by Doreen Rappaport and Charles Lilly
Author:
Lilly, Charles
Publisher:
HarperCollins
Location:
New York, NY :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Children's fiction
Subject:
Historical - General
Subject:
Slavery
Subject:
Fugitive slaves
Subject:
Underground railroad
Subject:
Ethnic - African American
Subject:
United states
Subject:
African Americans
Subject:
History - United States/Civil War
Subject:
People & Places - United States - African-American
Subject:
History - United States/19th Century
Subject:
Social Issues - Prejudice & Racism
Subject:
Children s Nonfiction-US History
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series Volume:
755-B
Publication Date:
19981215
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 4 to 7
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
128
Dimensions:
7.75x5.10x.47 in. .20 lbs.
Age Level:
09-12

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