What Was Underground Railroad

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What Was the Underground Railroad? Paperback – December 26, 2013
by Yona Zeldis McDonough (Author), Who HQ (Author), Lauren Mortimer (Illustrator)


No one knows where the term Underground Railroad came from--there were no trains or tracks, only "conductors" who helped escaping slaves to freedom. Including real stories about "passengers" on the "Railroad," this book chronicles slaves' close calls with bounty hunters, exhausting struggles on the road, and what they sacrificed for freedom. With 80 black-and-white illustrations throughout and a sixteen-page black-and-white photo insert, the Underground Railroad comes alive!


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About the Author

Yona Zeldis McDonough (www.yonazeldismcdonough.com) is the author of Who Was Harriet Tubman? and Who Was Rosa Parks?

Product details

  • Age Range: 8 - 12 years
  • Grade Level: 3 - 7
  • Lexile Measure: 710L
  • Series: What Was?
  • Paperback: 112 pages
  • Publisher: Penguin Workshop (December 26, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0448467127
  • ISBN-13: 978-0448467122
  • Product Dimensions: 5.3 x 0.3 x 7.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 5.6 ounces 
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