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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

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

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

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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Shaw, Janet Beeler

Summary: In the fall of 1764, after Kaya and her sister are kidnapped from their Nez Percé village by enemy horse raiders, she tries to find a way to escape back home. Includes historical notes on education and learning among the Nez Percé Indians.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Pleasant Company 2002

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2 available in Juvenile Fiction Series, Call number: J FIC SHA

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

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

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

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

Paulsen, Gary.

Summary: An account of the life of Bass Reeves.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Wendy Lamb Books 2006

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J FIC PAU

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

Woodruff, Elvira.

Summary: In 1853, in letters to his older brother, eleven-year-old Levi describes his adventures in the Pennsylvania countryside with his black friend Jupiter and his experiences with the Underground Railroad.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Knopf 1998

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J FICTION Woodruff

Tahir, Sabaa.

1 hold on 4 copies

Summary: "Laia is a Scholar living under the iron-fisted rule of the Martial Empire. When her brother is arrested for treason, Laia goes undercover as a slave at the empire's greatest military academy in exchange for assistance from rebel Scholars who claim that they will help to save her brother from execution"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Razorbill 2015

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

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2 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: YA FIC TAH

Copies Available at Peninsula

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

Paterson, Katherine.

Summary: While living on a Vermont poor farm during 1855 and 1856, Jip learns his identity and that of his mother and comes to understand how he arrived at this place.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Lodestar Books 1996

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

Tahir, Sabaa

Summary: Beyond the Empire and within it, the threat of war looms ever larger as the Blood Shrike, Helene Aquilla, Laia of Serra, and Elias Veturius all face increasing dangers.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Razorbill 2018

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2 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: YA FIC TAH

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

Elliott, Zetta

Summary: "When her village is raided, a teenage girl finds herself on a brutal journey to the coast of Africa and across the Atlantic. Her only comfort is a small child who clings to her for protection. But once they board the slave ship, the child reveals her rebellious nature and warns her that her mother--a fierce warrior--is coming to claim them all."--Page 4 of cover.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Rosetta Press 2017

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

Pearsall, Shelley

Summary: Samuel, an eleven-year-old Kentucky slave, and Harrison, the elderly slave who helped raise him, attempt to escape to Canada via the Underground Railroad. Eleven-year-old Samuel was born as Master Hackler's slave, and working the Kentucky farm is the only life he's ever known, until one dark night in 1859, that is. With no warning, cranky old Harrison, a fellow slave, pulls Samuel from his bed...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Alfred A. Knopf 2002

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

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J FICTION Pearsall

Tarshis, Lauren.

Summary: "It's 1863, and Thomas and his little sister, Birdie, have fled the farm where they were born and raised as slaves. Following the North Star, looking for freedom, they soon cross paths with a Union soldier. Everything changes: Corporal Henry Green brings Thomas and Birdie back to his regiment, and suddenly it feels like they've found a new home. Best of all, they don't have to find their way...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic 2013

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J FICTION TAR

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1 available in Juvenile- Series, Call number: J Fiction Tarshis 2013

Pierce, Tamora.

Summary: Alianne must call forth her mother's courage and her father's wit in order to survive on the Copper Isles in a royal court rife with political intrigue and murderous conspiracy.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 2003

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

Porter, Connie Rose

Summary: After the Civil War ends, Addy desperately hopes that her family will be reunited in freedom in Philadelphia, but the future may hold both happiness and heartache.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Pleasant Co. 1994

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J FIC POR

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1 available in Juvenile Fiction Series, Call number: J FIC POR

Nielsen, Jennifer A

Summary: Nicolas Calva has Caesar's magic bulla, the Malice of Mars, and he has hidden the dangerous Jupiter Stone, but he still has to find a way to defeat The Mistress, a dragon who contains the soul of the vestalis Atroxia, and who hates Rome, and save his mother and friends, and maybe even the Empire itself--and he is troubled by his sneaking sympathy for Atroxia, who was unjustly condemned.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic Press 2017

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1 available in J Series, Call number: J FIC NIE

Smolik, Jane Petrlik

Summary: In 1854 eleven-year-old Bones is a slave in Virginia who sends a bottle holding her real name and a trinket from her long-lost father down the James River--the currents carry it far away, ultimately uniting the lives of three young girls.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Charlesbridge 2015

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Hale, Nathan

Summary: Araminta Ross was born a slave in Delaware in the early 19th century. Slavery meant that her family could be ripped apart at any time, and that she could be put to work in dangerous places and for abusive people. But north of the Mason-Dixon line, slavery was illegal. If she could run away and make it north without being caught or killed, she'd be free. Facing enormous danger, Araminta made it,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Amulet Books 2015

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Cooper, Floyd

Summary: Little Mazie wants the freedom to stay up late, but her father explains what freedom really means in the story of Juneteenth, and how her ancestors celebrated their true freedom.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Capstone Young Readers, a Capstone imprint 2015

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JE COO

Cooper, Floyd

Summary: Little Mazie wants the freedom to stay up late, but her father explains what freedom really means in the story of Juneteenth, and how her ancestors celebrated their true freedom.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2019

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Robbins, Dean

Summary: This story imagines what it was like when Susan B. Anthony and Frederick Douglass got together for a cup of tea and discussed their struggle for civil rights.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Orchard Books, an imprint of Scholastic Inc. 2016

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1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE ROB

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JE ROB