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Hegamin, Tonya

Summary: In 1848 Willow, a fifteen-year-old educated slave girl, faces an inconceivable choice -- between bondage and freedom, family and love -- as free born, seventeen-year-old Cato, a black man, takes it upon himself to sneak as many fugitive slaves to freedom as he can on the Mason-Dixon Line.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: YA FIC HEG

Stowe, Harriet Beecher

Summary: "Uncle Tom's Cabin" was revolutionary in 1852 for its passionate indictment of slavery and for its presentation of Tom, "a man of humanity," as the first black hero in American fiction.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: A.A. Knopf 1995

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1 available in Adult, Call number: FIC STO

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

Morrison, Toni.

Summary: After Paul D. finds his old slave friend Sethe in Ohio and moves in with her and her daughter Denver, a strange girl comes along by the name of "Beloved." Sethe and Denver take her in and then strange things begin to happen. Set in rural Ohio several years after the Civil War, this profoundly affecting chronicle of slavery and its aftermath is Toni Morrison's greatest novel, a dazzling...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Knopf 1987

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC MOR

Stowe, Harriet Beecher

Summary: Uncle Tom is a high-minded, devoutly Christian black slave to a kind family, the Shelbys. Beset by financial difficulties, the Shelbys sell Tom to a slave trader. Young George Shelby promises to someday redeem him. The story relates Uncle Tom's trials, suffering, and religious fortitude. Uncle Tom's Cabin was revolutionary in 1852 for its passionate indictment of slavery and for its...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Blackstone Audio 2010

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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

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1 available in Adult, Call number: FIC STO

Gillus, Shella.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Guideposts 2011

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Adult, Call number: FICTION GIL

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

Davis, Bryan

Summary: "Adrian and Marcelle continue their quest to free the human slaves on the dragon planet of Starlight. Sword maiden Marcelle returns in spirit form to their home planet in search of military aid and runs into deadly obstacles because of her strange appearance. For her, death by burning is on the horizon. Adrian stays on Starlight to search for his brother Frederick, hoping to join forces and...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Living Ink Books 2011

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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

Crafts, Hannah.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Warner Books 2002

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1 available in Adult, Call number: FIC Crafts

Kane, Ben.

Summary: In 48 B.C., having survived a disastrous campaign in Pythia as part of the Forgotten Legion and spent years fighting their way back to Rome, Romulus and Tarquinius have finally made it as far as Alexandria. On arrival, though, they find themselves in the midst of the Roman Civil War, are press-ganged into Caesar’s thinning legions and greatly outnumbered and fighting for their lives against the...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: St. Martin's Press 2011

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC KAN

Reeve, Philip

Summary: "In a dangerous future world where gigantic, motorized cities attack and devour each other, London hunts where no other predator dares. But Anna Fang -- pilot, adventurer, spy -- isn't afraid. These three stories show gripping, moving, exciting moments in Anna Fang's life: her childhood as a slave aboard the moving city Arkangel, a showdown against a robotic Stalker that is terrifyingly out of...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic Inc. 2018

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1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: YA FIC REE

Clarke, Breena.

Summary: Even though Sewing Annie Coats and her son, Gabriel, have managed to buy their freedom, their lives are still marked by constant struggle and sacrifice. Washington's Georgetown neighborhood, where the Coatses operate a tailor's shop and laundry, is supposed to be a "promised land" for former slaves but is effectively a frontier town, gritty and dangerous, with no laws protecting black people.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Little, Brown and Co. 2008

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC CLA

Edwards, Pamela Duncan.

Summary: In the forest, a group of animals help a runaway slave escape his pursuers.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: HarperCollins 1997

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1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE EDW

Paulsen, Gary.

Summary: An account of the life of Bass Reeves.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Wendy Lamb Books 2006

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J FICTION Paulsen

Tingle, Tim

Summary: When Martha Tom crosses the Bok Chitto River into the slave-owning plantation in Mississippi territory she meets Lil Mo, an enslaved boy whose mother is about to be sold, so Martha convinces Lil Mo's family to cross the river and be free.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Tu Books, an imprint of Lee & Low Books Inc. 2019

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

Paulsen, Gary.

Summary: An account of the life of Bass Reeves.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Wendy Lamb Books 2006

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

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J FIC PAU

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

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JFIC BUR

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

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1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE WIN

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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1 available in Large Print, Call number: LP FIC PET

Martin, Valerie

Summary: The tragedies and emotional repercussions of slavery in the antebellum South are seen through the eyes of slave owner Manon Gaudet, who marries the owner of a sugar plantation, only to see her own slave, Sarah, become her husband's mistress.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Nan A. Talese/Doubleday 2003

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Durham, David Anthony

Summary: Leondan Arkan, the powerful ruler of an idyllic empire, hides the dark realities of their prosperity from his four children, until an assassin from the Mein, a race exiled to an ice-locked stronghold in the north, strikes him down and frees his children.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Doubleday 2007

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC DUR

Ganeshram, Ramin

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Summary: Philadelphia 1793. Hercules, President George Washington's chef, is a fixture on the Philadelphia scene. He is famous for both his culinary prowess and for ruling his kitchen like a commanding general. He has his run of the city and earns twice the salary of an average American workingman. He wears beautiful clothes and attends the theater. But while valued by the Washingtons for his prowess in...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Arcade Publishing 2018

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1 available in Adult, Call number: Fiction Ganeshram 2018