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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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
This is a great book with excellent illustrations that describes the underground railoaroad. It does a nice job of combining both fact and fiction and helping the reader to really have a sense of being on the underground railroad and how some of the slaves felt, such as the fear of being caught.