Aunt Harriet's Underground Railroad in the Sky

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Crown, 1992 - African Americans - 32 pages
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In the sequel to the 1992 Caldecott Honor Book, Tar Beach, Faith Ringgoldn and the Underground Railroad to life for young readers through the eyes of Cassie and Be Be. A testament to a great American heroine and a joyful celebration of freedom. Full color.

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User 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

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User Review  - Dana - Goodreads

This is one of the best books I've read for teaching about the underground railroad and the slavery of African Americans. It is done in such engaging way. A girl and her brother travel back in time to experience following the UR to freedom in Canada. Read full review


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An award-winning artist internationally renowned for her painted story quilts, Faith Ringgold is also the author of thirteen children's picture books, including the 1992 Caldecott Honor Award-winning Tar Beach. Her artwork is in the permanent collections of many museums, including the Studio Museum in Harlem, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the Museum of Modern Art. She also has had exhibitions in major museums in the United States, Europe, South America, Asia, Africa, and the Middle East. She lives in Englewood, New Jersey, with her husband.

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