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The Underground Railroad for Kids
The Underground Railroad for Kids

The Underground Railroad for Kids

From Slavery to Freedom with 21 Activities

<div>9 & up<br></div>

For Kids series


176 Pages, 11 x 8 1/2

Formats: Trade Paper, PDF, EPUB, Mobipocket

Trade Paper, $19.99 (US $19.99) (CA $25.99)

Publication Date: January 2005

ISBN 9781556525544

Rights: WOR

Chicago Review Press (Jan 2005)


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The heroic struggles of the thousands of slaves who sought freedom through the Underground Railroad are vividly 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 firsthand 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. Interactive activities that teach readers how to navigate by the North Star, write and decode a secret message, and build a simple lantern bring the period to life. A time line, reading list, glossary, and listing of web sites for further exploration complete this activity book. The Underground Railroad for Kids is an inspiring story of brave people compelled to act in the face of injustice, risking their livelihoods, their families, and their lives in the name of freedom.


"Puts this tragic period of American history in age-appropriate terms without glossing over important details."  —Cincinnati Magazine

"Fascinating . . . the latest book from an excellent paperback series that mixes history with craft . . . to bring the past to life."  —The Buffalo News

"Carson's well-written text gives the background of the movement that led to freedom for thousands of African Americans."  —The Miami Herald

"It skillfully uses maps, photos, drawings and replicas of documents."  —Dallas Morning News

"A complete historical overview of this dark period in American history."  —Peoria Journal Star

"Offers children a way to understand the difficult topic of slavery."  —Learning Magazine

Author Biography

Mary Kay Carson has written more than 15 nonfiction books for children, including The Wright Brothers for Kids, Easy Science Activity Journals, and Space. She lives in Cincinnati, Ohio.