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Eliza's Freedom Road: An Underground Railroad DiaryEliza's Freedom Road: An Underground Railroad Diary
Jerdine Nolen
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Twelve-year old Eliza has only the quilt her mother left her before she was sold away. After overhearing talk that she was going to be traded, Eliza takes her quilt, her journal, and some food, following her freedom road from Mary's Land to St. Catharines, Canada. Written as a diary, readers follow her journey while learning about slavery in 1854. 139 pages, hardcover with dust jacket.
     

 
Underground Railroad: Bringing Slaves North to FreedomUnderground Railroad: Bringing Slaves North to Freedom
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If You Traveled on the Underground RailroadIf You Traveled on the Underground Railroad
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Why would you travel on the Underground Railroad? Where would it take you and who would help you along the way? Learn the answers to these questions and more as you study the slaves, railroad conductors, slave owners, slave hunters and other people that had an impact upon the function of the railroad. 64 pages, softcover. Ages 4-8.
     

 
The Drinking Gourd: A Story of the Underground RailroadThe Drinking Gourd: A Story of the Underground Railroad
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The Story of the Underground RailroadThe Story of the Underground Railroad
Peter F. Copeland
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Beyond the River: The Untold Story of the Heroes of the Underground RailroadBeyond the River: The Untold Story of the Heroes of the Underground Railroad
Ann Hagedorn
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Secret Signs: An Escape Through the Underground RailroadSecret Signs: An Escape Through the Underground Railroad
Anita Riggio
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Bound for Canaan: The Underground Railroad and the War for the Soul of AmericaBound for Canaan: The Underground Railroad and the War for the Soul of America
Fergus Bordewich
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North by NightNorth by Night
Katherine Ayres
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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 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?
     

 
Life On The Underground RailroadLife On The Underground Railroad
Sally Senzell Isaacs
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The Picture the Past series looks at the many kinds of communities in America's past. Each book describes what made each community different and what children and adults did each day. In this book Life on the Underground Railroad discover what life was like for slaves escaping to freedom in the North. Learn how slaves found out about the trails to follow and how people helped them on their way. Travel with the slaves as they head north, avoiding slave catchers. Then use a recipe to make a food that runaway slaves have eaten-southern biscuits! 32 pages, softcover.
     

 
The Underground RailroadThe Underground Railroad
Raymond Bial
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Because the Underground Railroad had to operate in deep secrecy, many basic facts about its history are unknown. No one knows exactly how many men and women were involved in the railroad or how many fugitives were assisted by those committed to the cause. Certainly tens of thousands of slaves, aided by more than 3,200 railroad "workers," escaped to the northern states and Canada, and today scores of little towns from Maine to Iowa have their secrets about the railroad. This book captures beautiful photographs and stories depicting the Underground Railroad.
     

 
The Mystery of the Underground Railroad, #12The Mystery of the Underground Railroad, #12
Carole Marsh
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The Underground Railroad is not a real train, you know? It's a fascinating period of history and mystery filled with legend and lore. Come along for the ride of a lifetime through this incredible tale of a time when heroes could be found in the most unlikely of places.

Form the Deep South all the way to the North, things aren't what they seem. Secrets are essential. Keep a sharp eye! Help the next one along. Be brave! Courage is the ticket to freedom. Can you "read" a quilt? Come along with me, and I'll tell you all about it! Softcover, 145. Carole Marsh Books.
     


 
Barefoot: Escape on the Underground RailroadBarefoot: Escape on the Underground Railroad
Pamela Edwards, Henry Cole
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In the dark of the night a Barefoot, an escaped slave, flees for his life. With his pursuers close behind and the moon shrouded in clouds, Barefoot must rely on the wisdom of the wild animals of the forest and swamp to guide him to the safety of the underground railroad. Innovative perspective and use of light and a spare text result in an unforgettable portrayal of one slave's journey to freedom.
     

 
Dear Austin: Letters from the Underground RailroadDear Austin: Letters from the Underground Railroad
Elvira Woodruff, Nancy Carpenter
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View history through the eyes of eleven year old Levi, as he writes to his brother Austin out west. Mischevious and fun-loving, Levi and his friend Jupiter are always seemingto get in trouble; yet when the slave catchers come to town, there will be more trouble than ever before. When they kidnap Jupiter's sister Darcy, the boys will go farther than ever in an attempt to bring her back. 137 pages, softcover. Grades 3-6.
     

 
Escape from Slavery: Five Journeys to FreedomEscape from Slavery: Five Journeys to Freedom
Doreen Rappaport, Charles Lilly
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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. Recommended for ages 9 to 12.
     

 
5,000 Miles to Freedom: Ellen and William Craft's Flight from Slavery5,000 Miles to Freedom: Ellen and William Craft's Flight from Slavery
Dennis Fradin
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William and Ellen Craft were married slaves. That is, until they decided to walk away from their plantation, board a train disguised as a white man and her servant, cross over thousands of miles and elude slave hunters. You'll be on the edge of your seats as you read this thrilling true-life story about the need to become free. 96 pages, hardcover.
     

 
Following Freedom: The Underground RailroadFollowing Freedom: The Underground Railroad
Leni Donlan
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Learn about the Underground Railroad and how it came to be! Explore important stations and discover the people who risked their lives to help others escape. This entry in the "American History Through Primary Sources" series delivers curriculum content by way of primary source material. Background knowledge of the subject matter is incorporated into the text through clear, predictable text structures. Vocabulary is defined at the point of use. 32 pages, softcover. Grades 4-7.
     

 
The Underground RailroadThe Underground Railroad
William Still
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In the winter of 1852, a group of Philadelphia abolitionists dedicated to assisting runaway slaves formed a new assistance group in Underground Railroad-the General Vigilance Committee. William Still, himself a son of slaves, was named its secretary and executive director. Deeply moved by the stories of the fugitive slaves he helped conduct northward, Still took his committee record-keeping to a higher level. He wrote down, in eloquent narrative form, every detail of their stirring, often heartbreaking histories.

Second only to the great Harriet Tubman in the number of freedom-seeking "passengers" he conducted through the Underground Railroad, Still let the words of former slaves speak for themselves. In his journals, he painstakingly reproduced vivid accounts he heard from their very lips, and he added excerpts from letters, newspapers, and legal documents to the already arresting biographical sketches, creating unforgettable portraits of the slaves' deadly struggles, brutal hardships, and narrow escapes.

When the Civil War ended and slavery was abolished, William Still published his journals as The Underground Railroad. It is considered the most complete firsthand account ever written of the men, women, and children who rode the legendary "Railroad" to freedom. This edition includes a new Introduction and 20 illustrations from the original publication. Reprint of the Porter & Coates, Philadelphia, 1872, edition. 304 pages, softcover.
     


 
Underground Railroad: Path to FreedomUnderground Railroad: Path to Freedom
Carole Marsh
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Slavery in the South was a dark chapter in American history, yet in this desperate time, a shining light of hope emerged from the darkness in the Underground Railroad.

Powered by the hearts, minds, and hands of Americans, this network of courageous men and women, safe houses, and secret messages moved close to 100,000 slaves to freedom in the first art of the 19th century.

The stories of the Underground Railroad are full of suspense, compassion, and amazing determination. Meet Harriet Tubman, the "Moses" of her people; "Box" Brown, who shipped himself to freedom in a crate; and how slaves passed messages and used the stars to guide themselves to freedom. 28 pages, softcover. Ages 7-14.
     


 
My America: Freedom's Wings, Corey's Underground Railroad Diary, Book OneMy America: Freedom's Wings, Corey's Underground Railroad Diary, Book One
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In Book One of his diary, Corey Birdsong's fate changes when his father flees the Kentucky plantation where they are slaves. Now Corey and his mother must head towards freedom, too, along the Underground Railroad.
     

 
Liberty Letters: Escape on the Underground RailroadLiberty Letters: Escape on the Underground Railroad
Nancy LeSourd
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In this revised edition, The Liberty Letters. series introduces fictional characters whose courage, ingenuity, and faith shaped events in U.S. history. Through the power of friendship, each story reveals how God works through ordinary teens in extraordinary times.

Hannah's world is shaken when she discovers her family's involvement with the Underground Railroad. When runaways find their way to her Virginia home, she must decide if she will play it safe, or join her family to help the slaves escape.

In Philadelphia, her friend Sarah, is drawn into the life of a seven year orphan, whose world has been shattered by the evils of slavery. As the danger increases, the girls must find the courage they need to act before it is too late. 224 pages, softcover.
     


 
Harriet TubmanHarriet Tubman
Marion Dane Bauer, Tammie Lyon
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Introduce young children to the important life that Harriet Tubman led with this illustrated picture book. Simply written and brightly illustrated, children will learn about Harriet's early life as a slave in the South, how she managed to run away to freedom, and her long and dangerous fight for freedom for slaves and rights for women.
     

 
Heroes of History: Harriet Tubman, Freedombound Heroes of History: Harriet Tubman, Freedombound
Janet Benge, Geoff Benge
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The Heroes of History series chronicles the true stories of fascinating men and women who changed the course of history.

At age six the sharp bite of a whip taught Harriet Tubman what it meant to be a slave. The other slaves scoffed when Harriet resolved to escape north someday. Little did they know that this girl would one day lead hundreds of slaves to freedom on the Underground Railroad.

For ages 10 and up.
     


 
Who Was Harriet Tubman?Who Was Harriet Tubman?
Yona Zeldis McDonough
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Harriet Tubman was born a slave, and experienced firsthand its horrors. Learning from other slaves about the Underground Railroad, she traveled north to Philadelphia-only to return as a conductor herself, helping hundreds of slaves escape. This biography will inspire children as they read of her confidence and courage to risk everything for freedom. 112 pages, paperback. Ages 9-12.
     

 
Step into Reading, Step 4: Escape North! The Story of  Harriet TubmanStep into Reading, Step 4: Escape North! The Story of Harriet Tubman
Monica Kulling
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The woods are dark and dangerous. Slave catchers are out with their dogs. But high above the trees, the North Star shines down. Harriet Tubman is glad to see the star. It points the way to freedom. Tonight Harriet is helping slaves escape on the Underground Railroad. Will they make it? Find out in this exciting true story. Recommended for ages 7 to 9, grades 2 to 3.
     

 

 
Moses: When Harriet Tubman Led Her People to FreedomMoses: When Harriet Tubman Led Her People to Freedom
Carole Boston Weatherford, Kadir Nelson
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Evocative and rich in both tone and style, this beautifully illustrated book follows Harriet Tubman on her first trip to Freedom as she escapes north on the Underground Railroad. The lyrical text gives meaning not only to her physical journey to freedom, but her spiritual journey as well as she draws upon God for comfort, subsistence and help to guide her along each step of the way. Haunting and soothing simultaneously, the gorgeous illustrations and swirling poetry will surely make this book a favorite. 44 pages, reinforced binding; hardcover with dust jacket. Ages 5-8.
     

 
Courage to Run: A Story Based on the Life of Harriet TubmanCourage to Run: A Story Based on the Life of Harriet Tubman
Wendy Lawton
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Born Arminta Ross, young Harriet Tubman (named after her mother when she was full-grown) was a faithful strong girl growing up in the late 1800's as a slave in the south. Her faith was at the center of everything she did and she was tested at every turn. The story of her childhood is a record of courage and bravery. Even more, it's the story of God's faithfulness as he prepares her to eventually lead more than 300 people out of slavery through the Underground Railroad. For ages 8-12.
     

 
Harriet Tubman: Freedom's TrailblazerHarriet Tubman: Freedom's Trailblazer
Kathleen V. Kudlinski
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Harriet Tubman and the Underground RailroadHarriet Tubman and the Underground Railroad
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Based on solid historical research, this graphic novel will get any student to read about the courageous life of Harriet Tubman. Eye-popping artwork and easy-to-read text offer an appealing experience, while an additional information section provides key facts and further understanding. 32 pages, paperback. Ages 9-11.
     

 

 
Harriet Tubman, Secret Agent: How Daring Slaves and Free Blacks Spied for the Union During the Civil WarHarriet Tubman, Secret Agent: How Daring Slaves and Free Blacks Spied for the Union During the Civil War
Thomas B. Allen
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Readers discover that Harriet Tubman--well-known to them as an ex-slave who led hundreds of her people to freedom along the Underground Railroad--was also a spy for the Union Army. More specifically she worked behind Confederate lines in South Carolina getting information about troop movement and Rebel fortifications from slaves that she was leading to freedom on the Underground Railroad. The report on her raid to Lincoln's Secretary of War stated: "This is the only military command in American history wherein a woman, black or white, led the raid and under whose inspiration it was originated and conducted."192 pages, hardcover.
     

 
Harriet Tubman: The Road to FreedomHarriet Tubman: The Road to Freedom
Catherine Clinton
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Celebrating for her courageous exploits as a conductor on the Underground Railroad, Harriet Tubman has entered history as one of 19th century America's most enduring and important figures. But just who was this remarkable woman? To John Brown, leader of the Harpers Ferry uprising, she was General Tubman. For the many slaves she led north to freedom, she was their lifesaver. To the slaveholders who sought her capture, she was a thief and a trickster. Now in a biography widely praised for its impeccable research and its compelling narrative, Tubman is revealed as a singular and complex character, a woman who defined all categorization.
     

 
Harriet Tubman: A Woman of CourageHarriet Tubman: A Woman of Courage
Renee Skelton
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As a teenage slave, Harriet Tubman stood up to an overseer who was trying to harm another slave. From that time forward, Tubman fought against unfairness and for what she believed was right. She helped hundreds of African Americans escape on the Underground Railroad.

TIME for Kids Biographies help make a connection between the lives of past heroes and the events of today. Harriet Tubman's courage and ideals have inspired generations of Americans to fight for equal rights and to stand up for their convictions.
     


 
Minty: A Story of Young Harriet TubmanMinty: A Story of Young Harriet Tubman
Alan Schroeder
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Harriet Tubman: Conductor on the Underground RailroadHarriet Tubman: Conductor on the Underground Railroad
Ann Petry
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Born a slave, Harriet Tubman dreamed of freedom. And through hard work and her willingness to risk everything--including her life--she was able to make that dream come true.
     

 
Harriet Tubman: The Moses of Her PeopleHarriet Tubman: The Moses of Her People
Sarah Bradford
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Harriet Tubman: the Moses of Her People, was originally published in 1886. It is a classic biography of one of America's most important women. The book was based on a collection of essays, Scenes in the Life of Harriet Tubman, compiled by Sarah Bradford, which was published in 1869. Harriet Tubman was a former slave who led a heroic struggle for her people in the Civil War. An American Joan of Arc, she was more successful than any other person of her time in liberating African-Americans from slavery. Both books were privately funded by Sarah Bradford. Profits went to Harriet Tubman who, in turn, housed and cared for indigents until her death in 1913.
     

 
Go Free or Die: A Story about Harriet TubmanGo Free or Die: A Story about Harriet Tubman
Jeri Chase Ferris
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Harriet Tubman and the Underground RailroadHarriet Tubman and the Underground Railroad

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Going to visit a Civil War site or monument? A unique combination of biography and geography, this report-style book connects modern historical monuments and sites to the lives of the people who inspired them. Historical photographs are included, as well as maps and a reference guide for those who want to literally follow in the footsteps of their American heroes. Grades 5-8. 64 pages, paperback.

Please note that this book does contain several grammatical errors.
     


 
Freedom Train: The Story Of Harriet TubmanFreedom Train: The Story Of Harriet Tubman
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Born into slavery, young Harriet Tubman knew only hard work and hunger. Escape seemed impossible - certainly dangerous. Yet Harriet was strong-willed and courageous. "Some day," she said, "I'm going to be free."

When she finally did escape North, by the secret route called the "Underground Railroad," Harriet didn't forget her people. Again and again she risked her life to lead them on the same secret, dangerous journey.

Freedom Train is the exciting, true story of Harriet Tubman's bold and daring life. Recommended for grades 6 to 9, ages 12 and up.
     


 
Harriet Tubman, First Biographies SeriesHarriet Tubman, First Biographies Series
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Harriet Tubman's amazing life is retold here in simple sentences designed to help young children to grasp the impact of her role as a conductor on the Underground Railroad. Archival photographs are included, providing a historical context. A running timeline features highlights of Harriet's life. 24 pages, paperback. Ages 5-8.
     

 
Harriet Tubman Compass Point Early BiographyHarriet Tubman Compass Point Early Biography
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This fact-filled biography series was created to introduce younger children to some of the most important people in the world. Double spaced text and large print are the perfect size for beginning readers, and bold-type words are defined in the glossary. Pages contain historical photos, drawings, and other interesting illustrations, while the back of the book features a "did you know" page that provides even more interesting facts. 32 indexed pages, paperback. Ages 6-8.
     

 
Harriet Tubman: Let Freedom RingHarriet Tubman: Let Freedom Ring
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Develop your students' understanding of the Civil War, including its causes and how it changed the nation. Focusing on Harriet Tubman's work on the Underground Railroad, this exciting biography will be useful for both reports and reading. Simple sentences, illustrations, and sidebars help bring history to an understandable level. Ages 9-12. 48 pages, paperback.
     

 
Harriet Tubman, Lives and Times SeriesHarriet Tubman, Lives and Times Series
Emma Lynch
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Fascinating primary sources are used in this biography of Harriet Tubman, conductor of the Underground Railroad. Young students will gain an appreciation of the sacrifices and courage of those who helped slaves escape. 32 pages with picture glossary and timeline. 32 pages, paperback. Grade 3.
     

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