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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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McClafferty, Carla Killough

Summary: Draws on primary source documents and photographs of historical artifacts to examine the lives of men and women enslaved by the Washington family, and includes information on the present-day archeological survey of Mount Vernon's Slave Cemetery.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Holiday House 2018

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 306.3 MCC

Huey, Lois Miner.

Summary: Details the archaeological discovery of thirteen skeletons in upstate New York that were identified as eighteenth century slaves from the Schuyler farm.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Millbrook Press 2016

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2 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 306.3 HUE

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

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

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

White, Arisa

Summary: Presents the life of a California ex-slave, nurse, and midwife, who started many philanthropic projects.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Heyday 2019

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

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

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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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 JUDGE, ONA DUN

Jacobs, Harriet A. (Harriet Ann)

Summary: Tormented by her master, a young mother plots a daring escape, in this courageous and captivating slave narrative When her mother dies, six-year-old slave girl Linda Brent is sent to the big house, where she grows up serving a gentle mistress who teaches her to read and write. But the mistress's death brings about a sudden and terrible change in Linda's fortunes. Her lecherous new master...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Open Road Media 2016

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Greene, Meg.

Summary: Presents a social and cultural history of the American slave experience with emphasis on day to day life rather than the larger political context.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Lerner Publications Co. 1998

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 973.0496 GRE

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

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

Hall, Shyima.

Summary: Shyima Hall was born in Egypt on September 29, 1989, the seventh child of desperately poor parents. When she was eight, her parents sold her into slavery. An anonymous call from a neighbor brought about the end of Shyima's servitude-but her journey to true freedom was far from over. A volunteer at her local police department, Hall is passionate about helping to rescue others who are in bondage....

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Tantor Media, Inc. 2014

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 921 HALL, SHYIMA Hal

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

Davis, Kenneth C.

Summary: "An examination of American slavery through the true stories of five enslaved people who were considered the property of some of our best-known presidents"--

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Listening Library 2016

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1 available in Juvenile Audiobooks, Call number: J CD 920 DAV

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

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Civitas 1998

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 973.0496 PIO

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

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

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

White, Shane.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Beacon Press 2005

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Summary: Live recordings and dramatic readings of interviews with former slaves. The original recordings were made by interviewers from the Federal Writers' Project in the early 1930s and placed in the Library of Congress. They have now been re-mastered and made available to the American public.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: New Press 1998

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McDonough, Yona Zeldis.

Summary: A biography of the ninteenth-century woman who escaped slavery and helped many other slaves get to freedom on the Underground Railroad.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Grosset & Dunlap 2002

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 921 TUB

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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