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Journey to Freedom: A Story of the Underground Railroad Paperback – 1 Sep 1997

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  • Paperback: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Holiday House; Reprint edition (1 Sept. 1997)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0823413330
  • ISBN-13: 978-0823413331
  • Product Dimensions: 28 x 21 x 0.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 6,837,205 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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This book makes a great addtion to a home library.
Journey to Freedom has been included in the Core Knowledge curriculum and is an invaluable classroom tool.

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By A Customer on 14 Dec. 1998
Format: Hardcover
My son is eight years old this book was written so he could really grasp what the struggle was all about.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
I thought the book was very good 14 Dec. 1998
By A Customer - Published on
Format: Hardcover
My son is eight years old this book was written so he could really grasp what the struggle was all about.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Excellent Book 22 Mar. 2007
By Jenchick - Published on
Format: Paperback
Highly educational for todays modern children to learn about the struggles and triumphs of people before their time. A wonderful story about the underground railroad written in such a way that it held the attention of both myself, my 3 year old and 7 year old. I highly recommend this book!
Journey to Freedom by Courtni C. Wright 21 Mar. 2012
By AMB - Published on
Format: Paperback
Journey to Freedom: A Story of the Underground Railroad by Courtni C. Wright is a wonderfully written book about a family traveling on the Underground Railroad seeking refuge from slavery. In this book, Harriet Tubman leads a family of five from Kentucky to Canada. In their journey, they must overcome obstacles such as frostbite, hiding in bushes, using songs and signals to make moves, and living on hope in order to successfully reach Canada without being caught. Wright does a phenomenal job putting the reader into the characters shoes. There is suspense, hope, joy, and many other emotions that the reader will experience. It is appropriate for many ages. The illustrations did not always match the text. For instance the emotions on the faces of the characters sometimes did not match what the text was portraying. Furthermore, at one point in the story the characters are hiding from dogs, but the dogs did not appear threatening in any way even though the author used words such as "growls" and "snarls." Other than that critique I thought this was a great book, very appropriate for children.
This book matched several NCSS National Standards for teaching Social Studies.
For example, Standard II. Time, Continuity, & Change:
c. compare and contrast different stories or accounts about past events, people, places, or situations, identifying how they contribute to our understanding of the past;
The students are learning about the Underground railroad and different events/people that occurred in U.S. history.
Another example would be Standard III. People, Places & Environments:
a. Construct and use mental maps of locales, regions, and the world that demonstrate understanding of relative location, direction, size, and shape;
The book takes you the entire way through the journey with the family, starting from Kentucky all the way up to Canada. On the last page there is even a map showing their journey.
I would definitely recommend this book.
C. Taylor
Baylor University
Excellent beginning to a difficult subject 9 Mar. 2013
By Glenajo - Published on
Format: Paperback
This is the story of a family of slaves making their way to Canada with Harriet Tubman told from a child's perspective. This well told story includes some of the hardships that the escaping slaves encountered, but does not dip deeply into any violent events. It is very readable and interesting, and expresses the fear of discovery that the entire group feels. It gives a young child a feeling of some of the problems that the travelers endured without being overpowering. This is an excellent beginning to a difficult topic.
Enjoyable Read 6 July 2008
By J. Send - Published on
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
I ordered this for my son who reads at a 3rd grade level. I thought it was a chapter book type book but it is just a really thin book. He really enjoyed it though, I wish Amazon could come up with a better way of letting you know how big a book is, the # of pages doesn't always mean anything.
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