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Follow the Drinking Gourd: An Underground…

Follow the Drinking Gourd: An Underground Railroad Story (Night Sky…

by Cari Meister

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Narrated by Peg Leg Joe, "Follow the Drinking Gourd" tells the story of how slaves found their way to freedom by using the Big Dipper and the North Star to guide the way.
  wichitafriendsschool | Oct 21, 2017 |
I like this book because of the writing style. The first thing I liked in the story was that the song guided them through the path. After they got to each stop they sung the next part of the song until they got to the next. The song played, “The river bank will make a mighty good road, the dead trees will show you the way, left foot, peg foot, traveling on, follow the drinking gourd, “ then they went on to find the river by using the tree map. I also liked that the text made the history topic simplistic and easy to understand., for example, “Before the Civil War many slaves made their way north using stars to guide them.” This text uses simple sentences and appropriate vocabulary making it easier to understand. I think the moral of this story is to fight for what you want no matter what it takes. ( )
  Bwatso12 | Oct 16, 2014 |
good information shared in picture book format ( )
  melodyreads | May 31, 2013 |
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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.

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