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Author Winters, Kay, author.

Title Voices from the Underground Railroad / by Kay Winters ; illustrated by Larry Day.

Publication Info. New York, NY : Dial Books for Young Readers, [2018]


Location Call No. Status
 Bristol, Main Library - Children's Department  JIF WINTERS    Check Shelf
Description 1 volume, unpaged : color illustrations, maps ; 29 cm
Summary "From the creators of Voices from the Oregon Trail and Colonial Voices, an unflinching story of two young runaway slaves on the Underground Railroad, told in their voices and those who helped and hindered them It's the 1850s and enslaved siblings Jeb and Mattie are about the make a break for freedom. The pair travel north from Maryland to New Bedford, Massachusetts along the Underground Railroad. Each spread tells about a step of their journey through a poem in the first person perspective. The main and repeating voices are Jeb and Mattie, but we also hear from the station masters and conductors, those who offer them haven, as well as those who want to capture them. Like its predecessors in the Voices series, this richly researched and beautifully illustrated picture book brings a difficult chapter of American history to life for young readers"-- Provided by publisher.
"Siblings Mattie and Jeb escape slavery via the Underground Railroad, meeting helpful conductors and dodging slave catchers as they travel from Maryland to Massachusetts"-- Provided by publisher.
Audience Age 7-9.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Subject Underground Railroad -- Juvenile literature.
Fugitive slaves -- United States -- History -- 19th century -- Juvenile literature.
Antislavery movements -- United States -- History -- 19th century -- Juvenile literature.
Underground Railroad.
Fugitive slaves.
Antislavery movements -- History -- 19th century.
JUVENILE FICTION -- Historical -- United States -- Civil War Period (1850-1877)
JUVENILE FICTION -- Family -- Siblings.
JUVENILE FICTION -- Social Issues -- Runaways.
Antislavery movements. (OCoLC)fst00810800
Fugitive slaves. (OCoLC)fst00935940
Underground Railroad. (OCoLC)fst01160987
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Chronological Term 1800-1899
Genre/Form Historical poetry. (OCoLC)fst01726465
History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Juvenile works. (OCoLC)fst01411637
Historical poetry.
Added Author Day, Larry, illustrator.
ISBN 9780803740921 (hardcover)
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