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Bell, Richard

Summary: "A gripping and true story about five boys who were kidnapped in the North and smuggled into slavery in the Deep South -- and their daring attempt to escape and bring their captors to justice, reminiscent of Twelve Years A Slave and Never Caught"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 37 INK, Simon & Schuster 2019

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 306.3 BEL

Shepard, Ray Anthony

Summary: "An elegant, unforgiving poem narrating Ona Judge's self-emancipation from George Washington's household"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Farrar Straus Giroux 2021

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 JUD

Dunbar, Erica Armstrong

Summary: "A National Book Award Finalist for Non-Fiction, Never Caught is the eye-opening narrative of Ona Judge, George and Martha Washington's runaway slave, who risked everything for freedom. Now in a Young Readers Edition"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Aladdin 2019

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 JUD

Lemke, Donald B.

Summary: In graphic novel format, recounts the story of Ellen and William Craft's daring escape in 1848 from slavery in Georgia to freedom in Pennsylvania.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Capstone Press 2006

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Juvenile Graphic Novels, Call number: J FIC LEM

Blight, David W.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Books on Tape 2007

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 973.7115 BLI

Summary: "An new historical anthology from transatlantic slavery to the Reconstruction curated by the Schomburg Center, that makes the case for focusing on the histories of Black people as agents and architects of their own lives and ultimate liberation, with a foreword by Kevin Young. This is the first Penguin Classics anthology published in partnership with the Schomburg Center, a world-renowned...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Books 2021

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1 available in New Non-fiction, Call number: 326.8 UNS

Harris, Duchess

Summary: "Harriet Robinson Scott was an enslaved woman who fought for her right to freedom. Harriet and her husband, Dred Scott, sued their slaveholder. They brought their case all the way to the US Supreme Court. Harriet Robinson Scott: From the Frontier to Freedom explores Harriet's life and legacy"--Publisher's website.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Core Library, an imprint of Abdo Publishing 2020

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 SCO

Blight, David W.

Summary: Slave narratives are extremely rare, with only 55 post-Civil War narratives surviving. A mere handful are first-person accounts by slaves who ran away and freed themselves. Now two newly uncovered narratives join that exclusive group. Handed down through family and friends, they tell gripping stories of escape: Through a combination of intelligence, daring, and sheer luck, the men reached the...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harcourt 2007

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 973.7115 BLI

Gorrell, Gena K. (Gena Kinton)

Summary: Details the history of the Underground Railroad from the roots of slavery through the post-Emancipation era by focusing on the lives of the participants.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Delacorte Press 1997

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DeRamus, Betty.

Summary: Slave couples who ran away together, a white woman who escaped with her slaves and an underground railroad that sometimes ran in reverse.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Atria Books 2005

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 973.7115 DER

Sernett, Milton C.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Duke University Press 2007

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 TUBMAN, HARRIET SER

Dunbar, Erica Armstrong

Summary: "A revelatory account of the actions taken by the first president to retain his slaves in spite of Northern laws profiles one of the slaves, Ona Judge, describing the intense manhunt that ensued when she ran away,"--NoveList.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 37 Ink/Atria 2017

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Dunbar, Erica Armstrong

Summary: "The story of Ona Judge, George and Martha Washington's runaway slave who risked everything to escape the nation's capital and reach freedom"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Center Point Large Print 2017

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1 available in Large Print, Call number: LP 921 JUDGE, ONA DUN

DeRamus, Betty.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Thorndike Press 2005

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1 available in Large Print, Call number: LP 973.7115 DER

Tate, Don

Summary: Presents the life of black abolitionist William Still, son of an escaped slave, who helped his people through his work with Philadelphia's Anti-slavery Society and the Underground Railroad.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Peachtree Publishing Company Inc. 2020

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 STI

Summary: Animated biography of Harriet Tubman, the Moses of her people, who helped more than 300 slaves escape to freedom in the North.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: NEST Family Entertainment 2005

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1 available in Juvenile Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD JUV ANI

Larson, Kate Clifford.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Ballantine 2004

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 TUB

Taylor, Nikki Marie

Summary: The story of Margaret Garner—the runaway slave who, when confronted with capture, slit the throat of her toddler daughter rather than have her face a life in slavery—has inspired Toni Morrison’s Beloved, a film based on the novel starring Oprah Winfrey, and an opera. Garner’s story has defied solid historical treatment and Nikki M. Taylor’s fierce, poetic history of Garner brilliantly captures...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Ohio University Press 2016

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 306.3 TAY

Wells, Jonathan Daniel

Summary: "Although slavery was outlawed in the northern states in 1827, the illegal slave trade continued in the one place modern readers would least expect, the streets and ports of America's great northern metropolis: New York City. In 'The Kidnapping Club,' historian Jonathan Daniel Wells takes readers to a rapidly changing city rife with contradiction, where social hierarchy clashed with a rising...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Bold Type Books 2020

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Thomas, William G.

Summary: The story of the longest and most complex legal challenge to slavery in American history, in which a number of enslaved families challenged their bondage in court.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Yale University Press 2020

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 306.3 THO

Ricks, Mary Kay.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: William Morrow 2007

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 973.7115 RIC

McDonough, Yona Zeldis.

Summary: "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 black-and-white illustrations throughout and a...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Grosset & Dunlap, an imprint of Penguin Group (USA) LLC 2013

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 973.7 MCD

Smith, Nikki Shannon

Summary: In 1854 in Eastern Maryland twelve-year-old Ann is a slave, grateful that her family is still all together; but when their master, in need of money, decides to sell Ann and her younger brother, their parents decide to take the dangerous step of running away north to freedom--a journey filled with danger, especially since they are not sure how to find the first station on the Underground Railroad.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Stone Arch Books, a Capstone imprint 2019

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1 available in Beginning Readers - Independent Reader (Red), Call number: JBR RED SMI

Burg, Ann E.

Summary: The day nine-year-old Grace is called to work in the kitchen in the Big House, everyone warns her to keep her head down and her thoughts to herself, but the more she sees of the oppressive Master and his hateful wife, the more she questions things until one day her thoughts escape--and to avoid being separated she and her family flee into the Dismal Swamp, to join the other escaped slaves who...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic Press 2016

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1 available in Juvenile Fiction, Call number: J FIC BUR

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JFIC BUR

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