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Aunt Harriet's Underground Railroad in the Sky (Paperback)

Aunt Harriet's Underground Railroad in the Sky By Faith Ringgold Cover Image


The main character of Coretta Scott King Award and Caldecott Honor winner Tar Beach takes flight once again, encountering Harriet Tubman and learning about the Underground Railroad.

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.

About the Author

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.

Learn more about Faith at faithringgold.com

Praise For…

"Groundbreaking!" --School Library Journal, starred review

"Impressive…. Ringgold's dynamic paintings combine historical fact with strongly realized emotions." --Booklist, starred review

Product Details
ISBN: 9780517885437
ISBN-10: 0517885433
Publisher: Dragonfly Books
Publication Date: December 12th, 1995
Pages: 32
Language: English

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