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Unspoken: A Story From the Underground Railroad

by Henry Cole

A young girl's courage is tested in this haunting, wordless story.When a farm girl discovers a runaway slavehiding in the barn, she is at oncestartled and frightened. But the stranger's fearful eyesweigh upon her conscience,and she must make a difficult...

A young girl's courage is tested in this haunting, wordless story.

When a farm girl discovers a runaway slave
hiding in the barn, she is at once
startled and frightened.

But the stranger's fearful eyes
weigh upon her conscience,
and she must make a difficult choice.
Will she have the courage to help him?

Unspoken gifts of humanity unite the girl
and the runaway as they each face a journey:
one following the North Star,
the other following her heart.

Henry Cole's unusual and original rendering
of the Underground Railroad
speaks directly to our deepest sense
of compassion.

Hardcover - 40 pages - $17.99
ISBN: 0545399971 (ISBN13: 9780545399975)
Published Nov 1, 2012 by Scholastic Press
First published 2012

why I requested this book

In fifth-grade we study American History along with our literature.

In fifth-grade we study American History along with our literature.

the class

21 students, varying demographics, title one school

21 students, varying demographics, title one school

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