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North by Night: A Story of the Underground Railroad

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It's 1851 and Lucy Spencer's family is keeping a secret. Their Ohio home is a station on the Underground Railroad, the network of people and places that helps fugitive slaves escape to freedom in Canada. Lucy believes in what she and her family do to help the fugitives, even if it means putting herself in danger.

So Lucy doesn't hesitate when she is asked to stay with the Widow Aurelia Mercer and help her with a family of runaway slaves hiding in her attic. And she learns so much from her experience--about growing up, love, and standing on her own. But what will Lucy do when she is asked to make the ultimate sacrifice and leave all she loves behind?

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Lucy Spencer has been helping fugitive slaves flee to Canada since she was twelve years old. Her family's Ohio home is a station on the Underground Railroad, the secret network of people that helps runaways escape to freedom. Now that she's sixteen, Lucy is thirsty for adventure. When she is asked to stay with the widow Aurelia Mercer and help a family of runaway slaves hiding in the attic, she doesn't hesitate. From one of the fugitives who is pregnant, and from the surprisingly unconventional Miss Aurelia, Lucy learns much about growing up, loving, and standing on her own. But what will Lucy do when she is asked to make the ultimate sacrifice?

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This exciting first-person narrative brings the story of the Underground Railroad to life. Sixteen-year-old Lucy Spencer believes in the work she and her family are doing to help fugitive slaves escape to Canada. Yet, what will Lucy do when asked to make the ultimate sacrifice and leave all she loves behind.

About the Author

Katherine Ayres is the author of Family Tree, which has been named to several state award lists, and North by Night: A Story of the Underground Railroad. She is a founding member of the Playwrights Lab at the Pittsburgh Public Theater. She teaches writing at Chatham College, where she also coordinates the Master of Arts program in childrens and adolescent writing.

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Product Details

ISBN:
9780440227472
Author:
Ayres, Katherine
Publisher:
Yearling Books
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Children's fiction
Subject:
Social Situations - Adolescence
Subject:
Historical - United States - 19th Century
Subject:
Historical - General
Subject:
Slavery
Subject:
Fugitive slaves
Subject:
Children's 9-12 - Fiction - Historical
Subject:
Railroads
Subject:
Diaries
Subject:
Underground railroad
Subject:
Social Issues - Adolescence
Subject:
Children s-Historical Fiction-U.S. 19th Century
Copyright:
Edition Description:
1334797
Series Volume:
1999-208852
Publication Date:
20000131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 5
Language:
English
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
7.66x5.22x.48 in. .29 lbs.
Age Level:
10-14

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Product details 192 pages Yearling Books - English 9780440227472 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Lucy Spencer has been helping fugitive slaves flee to Canada since she was twelve years old. Her family's Ohio home is a station on the Underground Railroad, the secret network of people that helps runaways escape to freedom. Now that she's sixteen, Lucy is thirsty for adventure. When she is asked to stay with the widow Aurelia Mercer and help a family of runaway slaves hiding in the attic, she doesn't hesitate. From one of the fugitives who is pregnant, and from the surprisingly unconventional Miss Aurelia, Lucy learns much about growing up, loving, and standing on her own. But what will Lucy do when she is asked to make the ultimate sacrifice?
"Synopsis" by , This exciting first-person narrative brings the story of the Underground Railroad to life. Sixteen-year-old Lucy Spencer believes in the work she and her family are doing to help fugitive slaves escape to Canada. Yet, what will Lucy do when asked to make the ultimate sacrifice and leave all she loves behind.
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