LITERATURE
Winters, Kay

Voices from the Underground Railroad

(3) 4-6 Illustrated by Larry Day. A series of first-person poems relate slave siblings Jeb and Mattie's escape to freedom in New Bedford, Massachusetts, on the Underground Railroad. Additional voices of slave owners, slave catchers, and Underground Railroad conductors provide a fuller understanding of the dangers risked for freedom. Day's large, muted illustrations ably capture the siblings' harrowing experiences. Extensive historical notes and endpaper maps add value. Reading list. Bib.

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