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Follow the Drinking Gourd

Follow the Drinking Gourd Author Eric Braun
ISBN-10 9781404879874
Release 2012-07-01
Pages 24
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Peg Leg Joe travels from plantation to plantation singing the Drinking Gourd song that will guide slaves to freedom in the North.

Follow the Drinking Gourd

Follow the Drinking Gourd Author Jeanette Winter
ISBN-10 9780307982780
Release 2014-06-25
Pages 48
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Illus. in full color. "Winter's story begins with a peg-leg sailor who aids slaves on their escape on the Underground Railroad. While working for plantation owners, Peg Leg Joe teaches the slaves a song about the drinking gourd (the Big Dipper). A couple, their son, and two others make their escape by following the song's directions. Rich paintings interpret the strong story in a clean, primitive style enhanced by bold colors. The rhythmic compositions have an energetic presence that's compelling. A fine rendering of history in picturebook format."--(starred) Booklist.

Follow the Drinking Gourd

Follow the Drinking Gourd Author Bernardine Connelly
ISBN-10 1939228557
Release 2013-06-10
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Based on the traditional American folksong, this compelling tale recounts the daring adventures of one family’s escape from slavery via the Underground Railroad. This touching story captures all the drama of a perilous flight to freedom. Illustrated by Yvonne Buchanan. Ages 6 and up. Parents’ Choice Silver Honors; Chicago International Children’s Film Festival Award; New York Festivals Gold Medal.

The Drinking Gourd

The Drinking Gourd Author F. N. Monjo
ISBN-10 9780064440424
Release 1983-09-07
Pages 64
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The stars of the Big Dipper have led a runaway slave family to Deacon Fuller's house, a stop on the underground railroad. Will Tommy Fuller be able to hide the runaways from a search party -- or will the secret passengers be discovered and their hope for freedom destroyed?

Science with Storytelling

Science with Storytelling Author Jane Stenson,
ISBN-10 9780786498185
Release 2016-11-28
Pages 308
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This book is about the intersection of storytelling and science. Recognizing that humans are hard-wired for narrative, this collection of new essays integrates the two in a special way to teach science in the K-6 classroom. As science education changes its focus to concepts that bridge various disciplines, along with science and engineering practices, storytelling offers opportunities to enhance the science classroom. Lesson plans are provided, each presenting a story, its alignment with science (Next Generation Science Standards), language arts (Common Core State Standards) and theater arts standards (National Core Arts Standards). Instructional plans include a rationale, preparation, activities and assessment.

Under the Quilt of Night

Under the Quilt of Night Author Deborah Hopkinson
ISBN-10 9781481406284
Release 2013-10-15
Pages 40
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When night falls, and all is quiet, a slave girl starts to run. She follows the moon into the woods, leading her loved ones away from their master. There's only one place where he might not find them, and it's under the quilt of night. Guided by the stars, they head north in the direction of freedom. At last, the girl sees a quilt -- the quilt with a center square made from deep blue fabric -- and knows it's a signal from friends on the Underground Railroad, welcoming her into their home. And so she steps forward... Deborah Hopkinson and James E. Ransome team up again, in this stunning companion to Sweet Clara and the Freedom Quilt. Ransome's rich, powerful illustrations elicit all the emotion and suspense of Hopkinson's words, in a story that's sure to make your heart race and leave you breathless.

The Story of Orion

The Story of Orion Author Thomas Kingsley Troupe
ISBN-10 9781404877184
Release 2012-07-31
Pages 24
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Retells the story of Orion, the mythic hunter, and how his actions angered the gods and sealed his fate.

Henry s Freedom Box

Henry s Freedom Box Author Ellen Levine
ISBN-10 9781338082654
Release 2016-03-29
Pages 40
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A stirring, dramatic story of a slave who mails himself to freedom by a Jane Addams Peace Award-winning author and a Coretta Scott King Award-winning artist. Henry Brown doesn't know how old he is. Nobody keeps records of slaves' birthdays. All the time he dreams about freedom, but that dream seems farther away than ever when he is torn from his family and put to work in a warehouse. Henry grows up and marries, but he is again devastated when his family is sold at the slave market. Then one day, as he lifts a crate at the warehouse, he knows exactly what he must do: He will mail himself to the North. After an arduous journey in the crate, Henry finally has a birthday -- his first day of freedom.


Minty Author Alan Schroeder
ISBN-10 9780140561968
Release 2000-12
Pages 40
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Young Harriet Tubman, whose childhood name was Minty, dreams of escaping slavery on the Brodas plantation in the late 1820s.

Zoo in the Sky

Zoo in the Sky Author Jacqueline Mitton
ISBN-10 0792259351
Release 1998
Pages 32
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Shows and describes the animal constellations, including Canis Major and Scorpius the Scorpion, and provides information about some of the more unusual stars that make up the constellations. Reprint.

The Story of Ursa Major and Ursa Minor

The Story of Ursa Major and Ursa Minor Author Cari Meister
ISBN-10 9781404873742
Release 2012-07-01
Pages 24
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Retells the Roman myth about the origin of the constellations Ursa Major and Ursa Minor.

Aunt Harriet s Underground Railroad in the Sky

Aunt Harriet s Underground Railroad in the Sky Author Faith Ringgold
ISBN-10 1442052716
Release 2009-05-21
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With Harriet Tubman as her guide, Cassie retraces the steps escaping slaves took on the Underground Railroad in order to reunite with her younger brother.

Sweet Clara and the Freedom Quilt

Sweet Clara and the Freedom Quilt Author Deborah Hopkinson
ISBN-10 9780307793416
Release 2015-03-25
Pages 40
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2013 marks the 20th anniversary of Sweet Clara and the Freedom Quilt! As a seamstress in the Big House, Clara dreams of a reunion with her Momma, who lives on another plantation--and even of running away to freedom. Then she overhears two slaves talking about the Underground Railroad. In a flash of inspiration, Clara sees how she can use the cloth in her scrap bag to make a map of the land--a freedom quilt--that no master will ever suspect. From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Patchwork Path

The Patchwork Path Author Bettye Stroud
ISBN-10 0763624233
Release 2005
Pages 30
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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.

Glow In The Dark Constellations

Glow In The Dark Constellations Author C. E. Thompson
ISBN-10 0448412527
Release 1999-01-01
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An innovative guide filled with glow-in-the-dark illustrations aids youngsters in locating more than thirty stars and star groups

The Story of Cassiopeia

The Story of Cassiopeia Author Thomas Kingsley Troupe
ISBN-10 9781404873766
Release 2012-07-01
Pages 24
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A recounting of how Cassiopeia's boast brought down the wrath of the gods, and how Perseus rescued her daughter Andromeda from the sea monster the gods sent.

Nettie s Trip South

Nettie s Trip South Author Ann Warren Turner
ISBN-10 078075302X
Release 1995-09-01
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32 pp. Pub: 10/95.In a letter to a friend, Nettie writes about her first trip South and her encounter with slavery. Except for skin color, Nettie cannot see any difference between the slaves and herself. She begins to wonder what life would be like if she were black. "A vivid piece of history".--Booklist.