What Was the Underground Railroad?

What Was the Underground Railroad?


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No one knows where the term Underground Railroad came from—there were no trains or tracks, only "conductors" who helped escaping slaves to freedom. Including real stories about "passengers" on the "Railroad," this book chronicles slaves' close calls with bounty hunters, exhausting struggles on the road, and what they sacrificed for freedom. With 80 black-and-white illustrations throughout and a sixteen-page black-and-white photo insert, the Underground Railroad comes alive!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780448467122
Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date: 12/26/2013
Series: Penguin What Was... Series
Pages: 112
Sales rank: 13,454
Product dimensions: 5.46(w) x 7.54(h) x 0.30(d)
Lexile: 710L (what's this?)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

About the Author

Yona Zeldis McDonough (www.yonazeldismcdonough.com) is the author of Who Was Harriet Tubman? and Who Was Rosa Parks?

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