The Drinking Gourd

A Story of the Underground Railroad

by F. N. Monjo

On Sale: 09/07/1983

The Drinking Gourd

A Story of the Underground Railroad

by F. N. Monjo

illustrated by Fred Brenner

On Sale: 09/07/1983

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ALA Notable Children’s Book

Library of Congress Children’s Books

About the Book

The stars of the Big Dipper have led a runaway slave family to Deacon Fuller's house, a stop on the Underground Railroad. Will Tommy Fuller be able to hide the runaways from a search party—or will the secret passengers be discovered and their hope for freedom destroyed?

This Level 3 I Can Read book is a captivating first-person historical fiction account of the Underground Railroad, narrated by Tommy, a ten year-old Quaker boy,. With beautiful, simple prose that folds in historical facts about slavery and the Civil War, this book makes this important period of American history accessible to beginning readers. Includes an afterword from the author F.N. Monjo that explains the historical context of the Fugitive Slave Law.

Supports the Common Core Learning Standards

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Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780064440424
  • ISBN 10: 0064440427
  • Imprint: HarperCollins
  • On Sale: 09/07/1983
  • Pages: 64
  • List Price:5.99 CAD
  • Ages: 4 to 8
  • BISAC1 : JUVENILE FICTION / Readers / Beginner
  • BISAC2 : JUVENILE FICTION / People & Places / United States / African American
  • BISAC3 : JUVENILE FICTION / Historical / United States / 19th Century

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