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The Amazing Underground Railroad

Stories in American History

Series: Stories in American History

By Kem Knapp Sawyer

Thousands of courageous African Americans escaped from slavery in the South along what became known as "The Underground Railroad." The railroad provided a secret way to transport slaves to freedom in the Northern states and Canada. Author Kem Knapp Sawyer captures the courage and determination of many fugitives who traveled the Underground Railroad to freedom. Knapp brings to life the dangers faced by escaped slaves and those who helped them along the way. The success of the Underground Railroad shows the resolve of many whites and blacks to end slavery in the United States.

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". . . a valuable source of information on the subject."

Essex County Association of School Librarians, February 2012

"This is a fantastic nonfiction book describing many aspects about the Underground Railroad, written in a clear yet detailed manner."

Eastern Washington Book Review Council

"The book is enjoyable for young readers who appreciate history and informative for students doing research . . . Although slavery and abolition are complex topics, Sawyer does a successful balancing act of making the material understandable to readers as young as ten without being condescending."

Catholic Library World, June 2012

". . . a well-written informative book . . . excellent research tool for background information . . ."

Arlington Independent School District, January 18, 2012

"Plenty of details will make this a good resource for a report on the Underground Railroad itself, or other aspects of slavery."

Highlands Regional Library Cooperative

"This series presents concepts and events in American history that are well explained and easily accessible to students."

Library Media Connection, October 2012

". . . an excellent resource for higher level elementary students or middle schoolers preparing a report on the Underground Railroad."

Book Buzz, April 2012

". . . a succinct but inclusive history of slavery and the Underground Railroad."

BayViews, March 2012

"In a storylike written manner, students learn about various escapes through the use of personal quotations and source documents."

TriState Young Adult Book Review Committee, March 2012

"Chapter notes and lists of books and websites for further reading make this book a terrific jumping-off point for research. Perfect for a school library or anyone fascinated by American history."

Children's Literature

". . . these titles are characterized by solid research, dramatic details, and an accessible and attractive format . . . Thorough and engaging, they are representative of what lively writing and clean, clear presentation can do to add oomph to history lessons."

School Library Journal, April 2012

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