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The Underground Railroad for Kids

The heroic struggles of the thousands of slaves who sought freedom through the Underground Railroad are portrayed in this powerful activity book, as are the abolitionists, free blacks, and former slaves who helped them along the way. The text includes 80 compelling narratives from escaped slaves and abolitionists and 30 biographies of "passengers," "conductors," and "stationmasters," such as Harriet Tubman, William Still, and Levi and Catherine Coffin.

Other activities featured in this book range from teaching readers how to navigate by the North Star, writing and decoding secret messages, and building a simple lantern. A time line, reading list, glossary, and listing of web sites for further exploration complete this activity book.

Paperback, 176 pages.

Ages 9 and up.

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The Underground Railroad for Kids
The Underground Railroad for Kids