Escape from Slavery by Doreen Rappaport
Five Journeys to Freedom

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Freedom!

Eliza and her baby, running across the ice. Selena and Cornelia Jackson, masquerading as boys. Henry Box Brown, shipping himself north in a wooden crate. Jane Johnson, risking everything to testify against her former owner in court. Ellen Craft, posing as her husband's owner.

Escaping from slavery against overwhelming odds, these people were helped by courage, ingenuity, and the informal network known as the Underground Railroad. Here are their gripping stories, told by Doreen Rappaport, illustrated by Charles Lilly, and accompanied by information about slave laws of the era, key Underground Railroad leaders, and a bibliography.

 

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Doreen Rappaport is well known for her groundbreaking ap Doreen Rappaport is well known for her groundbreaking approach to multicultural history and literature for young reaproach to multicultural history and literature for young readers. Her many books include "Victory or Death: Stories of tders. Her many books include "Victory or Death: Stories of the American Revolution; We Are The Many: A Picture Book of Ahe American Revolution; We Are The Many: A Picture Book of American Indians;" and "Martin's Big Words", winner of the Jamerican Indians;" and "Martin's Big Words", winner of the Jane Addams Book Award. She and her husband divide their time ne Addams Book Award. She and her husband divide their time between New York City and a rural village in upstate New Yorbetween New York City and a rural village in upstate New York. k.
 
Published March 15, 1991 by HarperColl. 117 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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An experienced writer of children's nonfiction presents five narratives from the points of view of escaping slaves and of those who assisted them: Henry Box Brown was shipped to freedom in a cramped wooden crate;

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In a starred review, PW praised this ""concisely wrought volume"";

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Throughout this concisely wrought volume, Rappaport ( American Women: Their Lives in Their Words ;

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