Flint Memorial Library (North Reading)

The Underground Railroad, Kate Messner and Gwendolyn Hooks ; illustrated by Damon Smyth

"Myths! Lies! Secrets! Uncover the hidden truth about the Underground Railroad and Black Americans' struggle for freedom. Perfect for fans of I Survived! and Nathan Hale's Hazardous Tales. Before the Civil War, there was a crack team of abolitionists who used quilts and signal lanterns to guide enslaved people to freedom. Right? Wrong! The truth is, the Underground Railroad wasn't very organized, and most freedom seekers were on their own. With a mix of sidebars, illustrations, photos, and graphic panels, acclaimed author Kate Messner and coauthor and Brown Bookshelf contributor Gwendolyn Hooks deliver the whole truth about the Underground Railroad. Discover the nonfiction series that smashes everything you thought you knew about history!"-- Amazon
Table Of Contents
One: How slavery came to America -- Two: Ocean crossing -- Three: Resistance and revolts -- Four: Liberty for some -- Five: Freedom's fire -- Six: Heroes and helpers -- Seven: Stories of escape -- Eight: An unjust law -- Nine: Daring and defiance -- Ten: Slavery ends...but its legacy lives on -- A timeline of slavery and the underground railroad -- Author's note -- Selected biography
Literary Form
non fiction
First edition.
Physical Description
199 pages, illustrations, maps, 21 cm.

Library Locations

  • Flint Memorial Library (North Reading)

    147 Park Street, North Reading, MA, 01864, US