Aunt Harriet's Underground Railroad in the Sky
Crown, 1995 - Juvenile Fiction - 32 pages
Illus. in full color. Cassie, who flew above New York in "Tar Beach,"
soars into the sky once more. This time, she and her brother Be Be meet a train
full of people, and Be Be joins them. But the train departs before Cassie can
climb aboard. With Harriet Tubman as her guide, Cassie retraces the steps
escaping slaves took on the real Underground Railroad and is finally reunited
with her brother at the story's end. "Cassie learns her people's history well;
so will readers of this impressive picture book. Ringgold's dynamic paintings
combine historical fact with strongly realized emotions."--(starred)
"Booklist." "Groundbreaking!"--(starred) "School Library Journal."
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Climbing-books - LibraryThing
A good book to illustrate the impact of the Underground Railroad, without having to address the more mature elements of its operation and the peril that came with its existence. Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - hatease - LibraryThing
Cassie and her brother Be Be meet a train full of people, and Be Be gets on but Cassie misses the train. Harriet Tubman guides her and they follow the steps of the slaves who escaped in the Underground Railroad and she finds Be Be. Slavery, History 1-4 Read full review