Nancy Keane's Booktalks -- Quick and Simple

Raven, Margot Theis.
New York : Farrar, Straus, & Giroux, 2006
IL K-3, RL 3.5
ISBN 0374312664
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Christmas John was a slave who got his name from the day he was born.  Granny Judith, also a slave, took care of him when he was just a small boy.  But now, Granny Judith has a serious chore for Christmas John.  She asks him to row a slave across the river to freedom.  This was a very scary and risky thing for Christmas John.  Do you think he is up to it?  Will he be caught?
SUBJECTS:      Fugitive slaves -- Fiction.
                        Slavery -- Fiction.
                        Underground railroad -- Fiction.
                        Kentucky -- History -- 1792-1865 -- Fiction.
                        Ohio -- History -- 1787-1865 -- Fiction.
                        African Americans -- Fiction.
                        Historical fiction.

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