Tuesday, March 1, 2011


by Shane W. Evans

Summary: A family silently crawls along the ground. They run barefoot through unlit woods, sleep beneath bushes, take shelter in a kind stranger's home. Where are they heading? They are heading for Freedom by way of the Underground Railroad.

Roaring Brook Press, 2011.


Anonymous said...

I would share this with elementary age children, as well as older. The contrast between the darkness and the bright yellow portrays very powerfully the contrast between the quiet fear of a slave family trying to escape and the exultant feeling of freedom. Simple, yet poignant.

Kris said...

Thanks for your comments! I agree -- I was immediately struck by the color contrast; the eyes of the escaping slaves and the stars in the sky both practically leap off the page. The end of the book made me want to cheer.