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Ringgold, Faith
New York : Crown Publishers, 1992.
IL K-3  RL 4.7
ISBN 051758767X
Have any of you heard of the Underground Railroad?  I'm not talking about a subway system but of the Underground Railroad of the 19th century.  It was not really a railroad at all.  It was a network of safe houses set up to help slaves escape from the South and begin a new life in Canada.  Slaves would run away from their plantations and be directed to a place where they could sleep and have a meal.  Then it was off to the next safe house.  The slaves may have been by themselves or with a small group.  They were always in fear of being caught and returned to the South.  This book tells the story of Harriet Tubman.  An escaped slave herself, she returned to the South many times to escort other slaves to freedom.  This story is told as if it were a dream.  To find out what slaves found on the Underground Railroad, read AUNT HARRIET'S UNDERGROUND RAILROAD IN THE SKY by Faith Ringgold.
SUBJECTS:     Tubman, Harriet, 1820?-1913 -- Fiction.
                        Underground railroad -- Fiction.
                        Brothers and sisters -- Fiction.
                        African Americans -- Fiction.


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