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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 1591977630
Release 2005-01
Pages 36
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A young slave girl sets off north with her brother and mother, following the star in the Drinking Gourd, or Big Dipper, that points to freedom.

The Drinking Gourd

The Drinking Gourd Author F. N. Monjo
ISBN-10 1430108118
Release 2010-01
Pages 62
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When he is sent home alone for misbehaving in church, Tommy discovers that his house is a station on the underground railroad.

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.

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.

The Story of Orion

The Story of Orion Author Eric Braun
ISBN-10 9781404879898
Release 2012-07-01
Pages 24
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"The great hunter Orion and Diana are in love. But Diana's brother, Apollo, is not happy about it. Will Apollo's evil plot to get rid of Orion work, or will Diana be able to save her beloved hunter?"--P. [4] of cover.

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 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.

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.

D Is for Drinking Gourd

D Is for Drinking Gourd Author Nancy I. Sanders
ISBN-10 1585364746
Release 2009-03
Pages 40
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"Using the alphabet to introduce its contents, this book includes topic such as abolitionists, cowboys, Harlem Renaissance, and Kwanzaa"--Provided by publisher.


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.

Seeing in the Dark

Seeing in the Dark Author Timothy Ferris
ISBN-10 9781476711751
Release 2012-12-18
Pages 400
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In Seeing in the Dark, a poetic love letter to science and to the skies, Timothy Ferris invites us all to become stargazers. He recounts his own experiences as an enthralled lifelong amateur astronomer and reports from around the globe -- from England and Italy to the Florida Keys and the Chilean Andes -- on the revolution that's putting millions in touch with the night sky. In addition, Ferris offers an authoritative and engaging report on what's out there to be seen -- what Saturn, the Ring nebula, the Silver Coin galaxy, and the Virgo supercluster really are and how to find them. The appendix includes star charts, observing lists, and a guide on how to get involved in astronomy. Ferris takes us inside a major revolution sweeping astronomy, as lone amateur astronomers, in global networks linked by the Internet, make important discoveries that are the envy of the professionals. His ability to describe the wonders of the universe is simply magical, and his enthusiasm for his subject is irresistible.


Moses Author Carole Boston Weatherford
ISBN-10 0786851759
Release 2006-08-08
Pages 48
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This poetic book is a resounding tribute to Tubman's strength, humility, and devotion. With proper reverence, Weatherford and Nelson do justice to the woman who, long ago, earned over and over the name Moses.

How We See the Sky

How We See the Sky Author Thomas Hockey
ISBN-10 9780226345789
Release 2011-09-12
Pages 224
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Gazing up at the heavens from our backyards or a nearby field, most of us see an undifferentiated mess of stars—if, that is, we can see anything at all through the glow of light pollution. Today’s casual observer knows far less about the sky than did our ancestors, who depended on the sun and the moon to tell them the time and on the stars to guide them through the seas. Nowadays, we don’t need the sky, which is good, because we’ve made it far less accessible, hiding it behind the skyscrapers and the excessive artificial light of our cities. How We See the Sky gives us back our knowledge of the sky, offering a fascinating overview of what can be seen there without the aid of a telescope. Thomas Hockey begins by scanning the horizon, explaining how the visible universe rotates through this horizon as night turns to day and season to season. Subsequent chapters explore the sun’s and moon’s respective motions through the celestial globe, as well as the appearance of solstices, eclipses, and planets, and how these are accounted for in different kinds of calendars. In every chapter, Hockey introduces the common vocabulary of today’s astronomers, uses examples past and present to explain them, and provides conceptual tools to help newcomers understand the topics he discusses. Packed with illustrations and enlivened by historical anecdotes and literary references, How We See the Sky reacquaints us with the wonders to be found in our own backyards.

Escape to Freedom

Escape to Freedom Author Barbara Brooks Simon
ISBN-10 1442057122
Release 2009-06-01
Pages 40
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Presents a fictional account of two slaves who, in 1858, escaped from their masters in Kentucky and, aided by the people of the Underground Railroad, made their way to freedom in Canada. Original.