Underground: Finding the Light to Freedom

Underground: Finding the Light to Freedom

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by Shane W. Evans
     
 

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One of School Library Journal's Best Nonfiction Books of 2011
A family silently crawls along the ground. They run barefoot through unlit woods, sleep beneath bushes, take shelter in a kind stranger's home. Where are they heading? They are heading for Freedom by way of the Underground Railroad.

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One of School Library Journal's Best Nonfiction Books of 2011
A family silently crawls along the ground. They run barefoot through unlit woods, sleep beneath bushes, take shelter in a kind stranger's home. Where are they heading? They are heading for Freedom by way of the Underground Railroad.

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Children's Literature - Ken Marantz and Sylvia Marantz
Just a few words per double-page spread, sometimes only one, join with the illustrations to tell the story of a slave family's fearful escape through the Underground Railroad. The tale begins in the dark of night as they flee, get help, are worn out, yet finally see the light of a rising sun ahead. They are free at last. The midnight blue pages begin at the end pages, producing the anxious emotions of the stealthy escape. Only some stars and a crescent moon with stark white eyes penetrate the dark. Charcoal-like line drawings are almost crude in their depiction of the hunters and their horses, as the hunted crawl through the night. At last, the yellow rays of dawn illuminate the pages as colors return for the final scenes. There's a sense of celebration; the reader can almost hear the crescendo. The front jacket's darkness is balanced by the happy, colorful rejoicing on the back. The dramatic story could hardly be told more tersely or more dramatically. Reviewer: Ken Marantz and Sylvia Marantz

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781466814400
Publisher:
Roaring Brook Press
Publication date:
01/18/2011
Sold by:
Macmillan
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
32
Sales rank:
588,056
File size:
13 MB
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This product may take a few minutes to download.
Age Range:
5 - 8 Years

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