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Aunt Harriet's Underground Railroad in the Sky

by Faith Ringgold

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I'm pretty certain I read this book a few years ago, but decided to reread it for Goodreads. I enjoyed learning more about Harriet Tubman, but the topic may be a little deep for younger readers. Color illustrations do a nice job of accompanying the story. ( )
  dukefan86 | May 29, 2013 |
Summary: This book is about Harriet Tubman's experiences during slavery and it tells the story of when she was trying to free the slaves, she takes two children back in time to experience what life was like back then.
Personal Reaction: I think this book was really good, and it would help children understand slavery better.
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1. I would have a slavery lesson with this book.
2. This would also be a good story to use to talk about the underground railroad.
  april.doolan | Oct 25, 2012 |
This book is about the experiences Harriet Tubman had while trying to free slaves. In the story she is the train conductor that is taking two children back in time to experience what it was like. They are headed North when the two children get separated like most families experienced in those times. Their only form of communication was through letters. They are eventually reunited and able to experience being freed.

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This is a really great book that teaches younger children in a different way of the experiences and emotions that adults and children went through as slaves in the under ground railroad. I think that all classrooms should have this book and the illustrations are wonderful.

Classroom Extension Ideas:
1. This book could be used with a slavery lesson.
2. After reading this book students could write letters to a friend in the classroom pretending they have been separated during those times. ( )
  JeraSullivan | Mar 18, 2012 |
  BRCSBooks | Oct 26, 2011 |
This is a awesome book to teach children about the freedom of slaves. Faith RInggold takes us through a journey throughthe life of harriet Tubman and how she led hundreds of slaves to freedom through the underground railroad. This book has great picture detail and beautiful colors.
  bea007 | Oct 16, 2011 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0517885433, Paperback)

Illus. in full color. Cassie, who flew above New York in Tar Beach, soars into the sky once more. This time, she and her brother Be Be meet a train full of people, and Be Be joins them. But the train departs before Cassie can climb aboard. With Harriet Tubman as her guide, Cassie retraces the steps escaping slaves took on the real Underground Railroad and is finally reunited with her brother at the story's end.

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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.

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