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Unspoken: A Story From the Underground Railroad (original 2012; edition 2012)

by Henry Cole

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Title:Unspoken: A Story From the Underground Railroad
Authors:Henry Cole
Info:Scholastic Press (2012), Hardcover, 40 pages
Tags:Read November 2012

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Unspoken: A Story From the Underground Railroad by Henry Cole (2012)


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This book have beautiful picture. If is is a true work of art. It is an art style to the pen
  ana.j.diaz.1 | Jan 25, 2015 |
Unspoken is an exceptional and wordless book by Henry Cole. The book's illustrations explore two characters during the Civil War. The main character stumbles across a runaway slave in her family's barn. Instead of informing her family, she brings the runaway food each day until the runaway leaves her with a grateful gift. This story definitely illustrates the power of courage and understanding in an era where racism was prevalent. ( )
  jwesley | Jan 20, 2015 |
SUMMARY: Told only through pictures, this book recounts a little girl's journey through the Underground Railroad.

REVIEW: This book is a great look into history, particularly the struggle of slavery and the Underground Railroad. The particular draw of this book is that it is completely wordless; it contains l illustrations that are simple enough for children to understand, yet encourage children to think. The main message of this book is up to the reader's interpretation. For example, each picture could mean something completely different to each and every person who reads it. I believe that children will find this book a very interesting, thoughtful read. ( )
  amay3 | Dec 8, 2014 |
Good book for teaching Main Idea and Theme. Main Idea - A young farm girl discovers a runaway slave hiding behind the corn crib in the barn. Themes - Hope, Generosity, Bravery and courage. Author's message- One person's personal courage can make a difference in a person's life. ( )
  shaberstroh | Sep 22, 2014 |
A young girl on a farm in Virginia helps a runaway slave hiding in her barn. Wordless.
  LizinHillsdale | Jul 31, 2014 |
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To a librarian friend, who long ago ignited the spark that lit the lantern.
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Author's Note:When I was very little, I sat at the dining room table during Christmas and Thanksgiving dinners, and listened to elderly relatives tell Civil War stories - stories they had heard directly from people who had lived during the war!
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0545399971, Hardcover)

A young girl's courage is tested in this haunting, wordless story.

When a farm girl discovers a runaway slave
hiding in the barn, she is at once
startled and frightened.

But the stranger's fearful eyes
weigh upon her conscience,
and she must make a difficult choice.
Will she have the courage to help him?

Unspoken gifts of humanity unite the girl
and the runaway as they each face a journey:
one following the North Star,
the other following her heart.

Henry Cole's unusual and original rendering
of the Underground Railroad
speaks directly to our deepest sense
of compassion.

(retrieved from Amazon Mon, 30 Sep 2013 13:46:55 -0400)

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.

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