Underground to Canada

Underground to Canada

Book - 1977
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Two slave girls escape from a plantation near Vicksburg, Mississippi, and steal toward Canada on the Underground Railroad.
Publisher: Toronto : Clarke, Irwin, c1977
ISBN: 9780772011114
0772011117
9780143168591
Branch Call Number: FIC/SMU

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chamarij
Sep 02, 2016

Read in one day!! good inspiration for girls to fight for what you believe in.

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Olivy
Jul 10, 2016

My 10 year old daughter started to read this in school but was disappointed that they did not finish it. I am glad because I had heard of the underground railway, but had not learned about it in much detail. It is a gentle accounting of life of slaves that sought out a better future in Canada.

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LifeLoverSam
Jul 08, 2016

Emotional but well said !! :) + :(
A book about slavery and freedom . Feel proud to be Canadian !! <3

dairyqueen Feb 10, 2015

Beautifully written from first page to last. I was not able to put it down. It is rated as junior fiction but will be enjoyed by all ages.

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emmalukey
Jul 03, 2014

our class read this book. We loved it!

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seniha
Jul 03, 2014

it is a great book about history

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garychen6
Jul 11, 2013

it is a super good book that i already found, an amazing and truly historical slavery story. many chapters will drive u to tear. i love this. and i'm holding it for my grade 10 english summer school independent student project.

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jona31
Apr 23, 2013

really amazing book quite enjoyable if your a younger kid looking for a good read about the black slavery this is a great book if your older though and looking for a more in depth book i would reccomend the book of negroes

AinsleighHarvey May 03, 2012

I had to read this book for school and i thought it was amazing!!!!

EMILY N CHEN Apr 17, 2012

this book is amazing.

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LifeLoverSam
Jul 08, 2016

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LifeLoverSam
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henein
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henein
Aug 11, 2011

"There's a place the slaves been whisperin' around called Canada. The law don't allow no slavery there. They say you follow the North Star, and when you step onto this land you are free." Mammy Sally's "secret talk" to her daughter Julilly in Barbara Smucker's Underground to Canada becomes the only beacon of hope when the 12-year-old girl is cruelly separated from her mother by a slave trader. As the hellish conditions at her new plantation become intolerable, Julilly and her friend Liza are offered a means to escape to Canada by a mysterious visitor from the Underground Railroad. The threat of being recaptured by slave hunters and their howling bloodhounds is ever-present, but Julilly finds strength, courage, and a growing sense of self-worth within herself and from some unlikely people along the way.

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