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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

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

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

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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Rivers, Susan

Summary: "When Major Gryffth Hockaday is called to the front lines of the Civil War, his new bride is left to care for her husband's three-hundred-acre farm and infant son. Placidia, a mere teenager herself living far from her family and completely unprepared to run a farm or raise a child, must endure the darkest days of the war on her own. By the time Major Hockaday returns two years later, Placidia...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill 2017

Copies Available at Woodmere

2 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC RIV

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC RIV

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Adult, Call number: Fiction Rivers 2017

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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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 973.7115 GOR

Woods, Rita

1 hold on 3 copies

Summary: "Remembrance...It's a rumor, a whisper passed in the fields and veiled behind sheets of laundry. A hidden stop on the underground road to freedom, a safe haven protected by more than secrecy...if you can make it there. Ohio, present day. A refugee struggling to rebuild her life in America after the devastating Haitian earthquake is suddenly inexplicably bound to a mysterious old woman who is...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Forge, a Tom Doherty Associates book 2020

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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

Peterson, Doug

Summary: "Based on the true story of Ellen Craft, a light-skinned slave who escaped from Georgia in 1848. By posing as an ailing white man while her husband pretended to be her slave, Ellen and William Craft traveled over one thousand to freedom"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Center Point Large Print 2016

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Morgan, Robert

Summary: Fleeing the South Carolina plantation where he has spent his entire life, eighteen-year-old slave Jonah Williams uses the stars to escape to the North and is pursued by both slave hunters and a free-spirited fellow slave who believes Jonah can help her secure her own freedom.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Recorded Books 2016

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD FIC MOR

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

Hopkinson, Deborah.

Summary: A young girl flees from the farm where she has been worked as a slave and uses the Underground Railroad to escape to freedom in the north.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Atheneum Books for Young Readers 2001

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1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE HOP

Chadwick-Joshua, Jocelyn

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: University Press of Mississippi 1998

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 813.4 CHA

Mull, Carol E.

Summary: "This book is the first comprehensive exploration of abolitionism and the network of escape from slavery in the state. First-person accounts are interwoven with an expansive historical overview of national events to offer a fresh examination of Michigan's critical role in the movement to end American slavery"--Provided by publisher.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: McFarland & Co., Publishers 2010

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

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Adult, Call number: 973.7115 MUL

Haskins, James

Summary: Discusses the Underground Railroad, the secret, loosely organized network of people and places that helped many slaves escape north to freedom.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic 1993

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 973.7 HAS

Stowe, Harriet Beecher

Summary: Contains three novels on the topics of slavery, romance, and changes in the lifestyles in an old small town.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Library of America 1982

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC STO

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Adult, Call number: FIC STO

Winter, Jeanette.

Summary: By following the directions in a song, "The Drinking Gourd," taught them by an old sailor named Peg Leg Joe, runaway slaves journey north along the Underground Railroad to freedom in Canada.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Dragonfly Books 1992

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE WIN

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

Foner, Eric

Summary: Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Eric Foner relates the dramatic story of fugitive slaves and the antislavery activists who defied the law to help them reach freedom.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: W.W. Norton & Company 2015

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Adult, Call number: 973.7 FON

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 973.7 FON

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Adult, Call number: 973.7 FON

Polacco, Patricia.

Summary: After a fellow slave is beaten to death, Sadie and her family flee the plantation for freedom through the Underground Railroad.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Philomel Books 2009

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

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J Fiction Polacco 2009

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

Nofi, Albert A.

Summary: Describes the loosely organized networks of people, both free and slave, who helped fugitives from the South escape slavery to freedom in the North or in Canada.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Chelsea House Publishers 2000

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 973.7115 NOF

Summary: This musical rendering of Mark Twain's classic captures the genuine friendship between Huckleberry Finn and Jim. Strong-willed and self-raised, Huck decides to flee his hometown of Hannibal, Missouri, when his cruel absentee father tries to kidnap him. Accompanying him is the sharp-witted Jim, who fears he is about to be sold. As this unlikely pair journey north to freedom, they develop a bond...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: MGM Home Entertainment 2005

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Family DVDs, Call number: DVD Family Huckleberry 2005

Tobin, Jacqueline

Summary: The Underground Railroad was the passage to freedom for many slaves, but it was rife with dangers. While there were dedicated conductors and safe houses, there were also arduous nights in the mountains and days in threatening towns. For those who made it to Midnight, the code name given to Detroit, the Detroit River became their Jordan. And Canada became the Promised Land where they could live...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Doubleday 2006

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

Harris, Duchess

Summary: During the American Civil War, escaped slaves found refuge near Union forts. They formed communities called contraband camps. The largest of these was the Grand Contraband Camp near Fort Monroe in Virginia. The Grand Contraband Camp explores the history and legacy of this camp.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Core Library, An imprint of Abdo Publishing 2019

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 973.71 HAR