Sunday, October 23, 2011

Underground by Shane W. Evans

Using limited yet carefully chosen words and simple pictures, Shane W. Evans creates a great introduction to the Underground Railroad as well as an extension for older students to ponder the steps along the way to freedom for many African American slaves during the 1800s. A family of slaves begins their journey, in the dark, quiet. As the journey continues they learn first hand that fear and endurance join together to bring them to the desired end, freedom. Well written with a powerful message about this time period in American history.

Text: 5 Buckeye leaves
Illustrations: 4 Buckeye leaves

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