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Aunt Harriet's Underground Railroad in the Sky

Aunt Harriet's Underground Railroad in the Sky

Faith Ringgold
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Cassie, who flew above New York in "Tar Beach,"soars into the sky once more. This time, she and her brother Be Be meet a train full of people, and Be Be joins them. But the train departs before Cassie can climb aboard. With Harriet Tubman as her guide, Cassie retraces the steps escaping slaves took on the real Underground Railroad and is finally reunited with her brother at the story's end.

"Cassie learns her people's history well; so will readers of this impressive picture book. Ringgold's dynamic paintings combine historical fact with strongly realized emotions."--(starred)"Booklist."

"Groundbreaking!"--(starred) "School Library Journal."


Faith Ringgold was born in Harlem in 1930. She received a degree in art education from the City College of New York and was an art teacher long before she became a professional artist. She is best known for her painted story quilts, some of which hang in the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York City. Tar Beach, Ringgold's first book for children, won the Coretta Scott King Award for illustration and was named a Caldecott honor Book. Her other picture books include Aunt Harriet's Underground Railroad in the Sky, My Dream of Martin Luther King, Cassie's Word Quilt, and We Came to America.

  • Publisher: Dragonfly Books
  • Publish Date: December 12, 1995
  • Pages: 32
  • Dimensions: 9.2 X 12.04 X 0.11 inches | 0.38 pounds
  • Language: English
  • Type: Paperback
  • EAN/UPC: 9780517885437
  • BISAC Categories: Fantasy & Magic, People & Places - United States - African-American, Historical - United States - 19th Century, Social Themes - Prejudice & Racism

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