The Drinking Gourd: A Story of the Underground Railroad

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Harper Collins, Sep 7, 1983 - Juvenile Fiction - 64 pages
14 Reviews

The stars of the Big Dipper have led a runaway slave family to Deacon Fuller's house, a stop on the underground railroad. Will Tommy Fuller be able to hide the runaways from a search party -- or will the secret passengers be discovered and their hope for freedom destroyed?

 

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Review: The Drinking Gourd: A Story of the Underground Railroad

User Review  - Tori Williford - Goodreads

After getting in trouble and being sent home from church, Tommy discovers a slave family hiding inside the barn. Tommy's father is a conductor of the Underground Railroad and is helping this family ... Read full review

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User Review  - Jen Kelley - Goodreads

Read this version of the Underground Railroad which I found to be touching as it was told through the form of narrative nonfiction. This is a great selection to use with younger students who struggle with the meaning of this time in history. Read full review

Contents

Chapter One Fishing in Church
9
Chapter Three On the Underground Railroad
32
Chapter Five Over the River
50
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About the author (1983)

The late F. N. Monjo, author of The Drinking Gourd, wrote two other popular I Can Read Books: Indian Summer, illustrated by Anita Lobel, and The One Bad Thing About Father, illustrated by Rocco Negri.

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