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The Underground Railroad: An Interactive History Adventure
The Underground Railroad: An Interactive History Adventure
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The Underground Railroad: An Interactive History Adventure

Starting in colonial times, thousands of African people were kidnapped and brought to the United States, where they were enslaved. Those who escaped were often caught, and, if so, treated harshly, or even killed, as were those who tried to help them escape. But that didn’t stop brave people from trying. By the 1850s an escape method dubbed the Underground Railroad was in full swing. Though it wasn’t a railroad, but a network of people helping enslaved people escape to the northern United States and Canada, it used railroad terms such as conductor and station. Imagine you were an enslaved person in the 1850s, desperate to escape to freedom, or a helper on the railroad, taking great risks so others could escape to freedom. The Underground Railroad lets you choose a path … to freedom or capture and, perhaps, death.

PublisherCapstone Press
BrandYou Choose Books
Age Level8-11 Years
Reading LevelGrades 3-6
SubjectAction & Adventure, History
Trim Size5 1/4 x 7 1/2
Page Count112




"Recommended in the "Series Roundup" section" - Booklist

February 1, 2009

Multicultural Review

"Designed for elementary and middle school students, this series offers a unique interactive experience. The student gets a chance to make several choices throughout the book and realize the consequences. For example, the reader can choose to be a young enslaved person and try to escape with his/her father or he/she can choose to stay on the plantation and help his/her mother. Going with the father can lead to getting caught and sold or even dying in the wilderness. But maybe the escape will be successful and lead to freedom. In other scenarios, the reader takes on the role of a slave catcher or an abolitionist who runs a station on the Underground Railroad. This format gives the student a chance to experience what happened to real people during the ear of the Underground Railroad. This is a more interesting way to learn about history than standard textbook approaches. The book concludes with a time line, a bibliography, Internet sites, a glossary, and an index." - Multicultural Review

December 1, 2007



Learning Magazine

2009 Winner, Teachers' Choice Award for Children's Books

January 1, 2009

Association of Educational Publishers

2008 Finalist, Distinguished Acievement Award

January 1, 2008

Allison Lassieur

Allison Lassieur

Allison Lassieur has written more than 100 books on many topics, including history, biography, science, and current events. She has also written fiction novels and short stories, puzzles, and activities. When she isn't busy writing, Allison enjoys knitting, spinning, and reading good novels. Allison lives in Trenton, Tennessee with her husband, daughter, and a houseful of pets.

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