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Draper, Sharon M. (Sharon Mills)

Summary: From a map Ziggy and his friends discover an old tunnel that was once used as a safe haven by escaped slaves. While checking out the tunnel, the trap door gets stuck and the boys are forced to use the old, dark, damp tunnels that just may be haunted.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Aladdin 2011

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Grimes, Nikki.

Summary: In this imaginative biographical story, Harriet Tubman and Susan B. Anthony sit down over a cup of tea in 1904 to reminisce about their struggles and triumphs in the service of freedom and women's rights.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Recorded Books 2015

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1 available in Juvenile book on CD, Call number: CD J Fiction Grimes 2015

Messner, Kate

Summary: This time the mysterious box that Ranger the Golden retriever found transports him to a Maryland plantation before the Civil War, where he must help a young house slave named Sarah and her younger brother Jesse find their way to the underground railroad and North to freedom, before Jesse is sold to a plantation further South.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic Inc. 2016

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

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JFIC MES

Grimes, Nikki

Summary: In this imaginative biographical story, Harriet Tubman and Susan B. Anthony sit down over a cup of tea in 1904 to reminisce about their struggles and triumphs in the service of freedom and women's rights.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2015

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J FIC GRI

Whelan, Gloria.

Summary: On a cold December night, Louis must decide whether to brave the treacherous Detroit River to take a slave family to freedom.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Sleeping Bear Press 2004

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE FIC WHE

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1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE WHE
1 available in Juvenile Fiction, Call number: JE WHE

McMann, Lisa.

Summary: "Dak, Sera, and Riq return to the United States and walk right into a deadly trap. The year is 1850 and the nation is divided over the issue of slavery. In these dark days, the Underground Railroad provides a light of hope, helping runaway slaves escape to freedom. But the SQ has taken control of the Underground Railroad from within. Now Dak and Sera are left wondering who to trust...while Riq...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic 2013

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

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 History Polacco 2009

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

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

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J GRAPHIC HAL

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

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1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE WIN

Wyeth, Sharon Dennis.

Summary: A nine-year-old slave keeps a diary of his journey to freedom along the Underground Railroad in 1857.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic 2001

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J MA C1

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

Cole, Henry

Summary: In this wordless picture book, a young Southern farm girl discovers a runaway slave hiding behind the corn crib in the barn and decides to help him.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic Press 2012

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1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE COL

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1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE COL

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JE COL

Stroud, Bettye

Summary: While her father leads her toward Canada and away from the plantation where they have been slaves, a young girl thinks of the quilt her mother used to teach her a code that will help guide them to freedom.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Candlewick Press 2005

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1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE STR

Lawton, Wendy.

Summary: The story of Harriet Tubman's childhood as a slave.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Moody Press 2002

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

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, Call number: J FICTION Pearsall

Dowell, Frances O'Roark.

Summary: In the segregated south of Kentucky in 1953, twelve-year-olds Callie, who is black, and Wendell, who is white, are brought together by an old dog that is clearly seeking something or someone, but they not only face prejudice, they find trouble at a haunted cabin in the woods.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Atheneum Books for Young Readers 2017

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

Hering, Marianne.

Summary: Cousins Patrick and Beth work to protect runaway slave Sally as they travel by train with President-elect Abraham Lincoln through northern New York state in 1861 aboard The Lincoln Special, getting assistance from Mrs. Mary Todd Lincoln and her son Willie along the way.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc. 2018

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1 available in Juvenile Fiction, Call number: J Fiction Her

Monjo, F. N.

Summary: When he is sent home alone for misbehaving in church, Tommy discovers that his house is a station on the underground railroad.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: HarperCollins 1993

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1 available in Beginning Readers - Transitional Reader (Blue), Call number: JBR Blue Monjo 1970

Rinaldi, Ann.

Summary: In 1851, thirteen-year-old Cecilia has her eyes opened to the horrors of slavery when she accompanies her ornithologist uncle on an expedition in search of the rare "Scarlet Ibis," and watches as he shows slaves the way to the Underground Railroad.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harcourt 2007

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J FICTION Rinaldi

Hambly, Barbara

Summary: "Benjamin January is called up to Vicksburg, deep in cotton-plantation country, to help a wounded 'conductor' of the Underground Railroad -- the secret network of safe-houses that guide escaping slaves to freedom. When the chief 'conductor' of the 'station' is found murdered, Jubal Cain, the coordinator of the whole Railroad system in Mississippi, is accused of the crime. Since Cain can't...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Severn House Publishers LTD 2016

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC HAM

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1 available in Adult, Call number: Fiction Hambly 2016

Grissom, Kathleen

Summary: "The author of the New York Times bestseller and beloved book club favorite The Kitchen House continues the story of Jamie Pyke, son of both a slave and master of Tall Oakes, whose deadly secret compels him to take a treacherous journey through the Underground Railroad. Published in 2010, The Kitchen House became a grassroots bestseller. Fans connected so deeply to the book's characters that...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster 2016

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC GRI

Faye, Lyndsay.

Summary: In 1846 New York six months after the formation of the NYPD, officer Timothy Wilde investigates a ring of "blackbirders" who kidnap free people of color in the North and sell them to Southern plantations.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Amy Einhorn Books, G. P. Putnams Sons 2013

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC FAY

Greenwood, Barbara

Summary: A fictional account of a slave family from the U.S. and a Canadian family who helps them escape by way of the Underground Railroad in 1856.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Kids Can Press 1998

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