Saturday, March 27, 2010

Get on Board: The Story of the Underground Railroad

Get on Board: The Story of the Underground Railroad
Written By: Jim Haskins
Scholastic Inc.
January 1995
Ages: 9-12
Pages: 144

This book is just a collection of several stories about how the slaves came to be in America and their miraculous stories of survival and dangerous escapes to freedom. No one really knows for sure how many slaves escaped and how many people were there to help them on their way, but apparently hundreds of stories have survied from the tumultuous time and this book does an excellent job of telling and explaining them to young audiences.
Who would benefit from reading this book?
I think that any child, or teacher for that matter, who is interested in the Civil War Era or the stories of the slaves and the undeground railroad would enjoy this knowledgeable and informative book.
What problems do you see arising from reading this book?
I currently do not see any problems arising from reading this book.
What was your reaction?
I personally really enjoyed this book. It was informative and it was just the right thing for me to read when I was younger and going through my underground railroad/civil war phase.

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