When John Price took a chance at freedom by crossing the frozen Ohio river from Kentucky into Ohio one January night in 1856, the Fugitive Slave Act of 1850 was fully enforced in every state of the union. But the townspeople of Oberlin, Ohio, believed that all people deserved to be free, so Price started a new life in town'until a crew of slave-catchers arrived and apprehended him. When the residents of Oberlin heard of his capture, many of them banded together to demand his release in a dramatic showdown that risked their own freedom. Paired for the fi rst time, highly acclaimed authors Dennis & Judith Fradin and Pura Belpreaward-winning illustrator Eric Velasquez, provide readers with an inspiring tale of how one man's journey to freedom helped spark an abolitionist movement.Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 1/8/2013Pages: 48Reading Level: Age 4 and Up
Tells the story of a young girl's dramatic escape from slavery via the Underground Railroad, from the perspective of her beloved rag doll.Book Details:Format: Library BindingPublication Date: 9/1/2003Pages: 40Reading Level: Age 6 and Up
On December 1, 1955, Rosa Parks refused to move to the back of the bus and give up her seat to a white man. This refusal to give up her dignity sparked the Montgomery bus boycott, which eventually ended segregation on buses. But the boycott did not start or end there, and here Russell Freedman breathes life into all the key personalities and events that contributed to the yearlong struggle, a major victory in the civil rights movement. This compelling and poignant volume, illustrated with arresting black-and-white phototgraphs from the period, is sure to be an essential addition to the civil rights phenomemon. Source notes, map, bibliography, index.Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 9/30/2006Pages: 114Reading Level: Age 10 and Up
Illus. in full color. As a seamstress in the Big House, Clara dreams of a reunion with her Momma, who lives on another plantation--and even of running away to freedom. Then she overhears two slaves talking about the Underground Railroad. In a flash of inspiration, Clara sees how she can use the cloth in her scrap bag to make a map of the land--a freedom quilt--that no master will ever suspect.Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 7/10/1995Pages: 40Reading Level: Age 5 and Up
What scares the head is best done with the heart.When Granny Judith asks twelve-year-old Christmas John to row Molly across the river from Kentucky to the Free State of Ohio, he’s terrified. But Granny Judith reassures him. So Christmas John begins the first of many dangerous journeys. And each passing day brings hope that Granny and John can find their own freedom, just across the river. Night Boat to Freedom is a 2007 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year.Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 12/23/2008Pages: 40Reading Level: Age 6 and Up
Letters for Freedom!? provides historically accurate letters and interactive components that puts kids right in the thick of history. This high-interest series details key events in America's fight for Freedom. With lift flaps, gatefolds, sliding tabs, letters to open and pamphlets to unfold, this series offers a delightfully interactive way to learn history. The past comes alive with this jam-packed, interactive book that puts history in context as it describes every moment of the Civil War, from its causes to its consequences. With flaps, gatefolds, pull-tabs and removable letters that provide a first-person account of history as it's happening, there is no better way to learn everything there is to know about the war that almost divided, and eventually united, a nation.Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 7/6/2011Pages: Reading Level: Age 8 and Up
Primo Freedom Trainer The PRIMO easy-to-use toilet Freedom Trainer is perfect for your child’s comfort, safety and confidence! It has a built-in step and specially designed gripper handles that reinforce confidence to be independent at toilet time. It fits both round and elongated toilets.The built-in deflector helps to keep both your child and toilet clean. Your child will feel safe and secure on Mom’s big toilet, and will toilet train faster.- Built-in Deflector- Fits Round and Elongated Toilets- Built-in Adjustable Step Height- Folds Flat When Not in Use- No Tools Needed to Assemble- Unique Light-weight Space Saving Design- Specially Designed Gripper Handles- White Color- Made in USA- BPA Free, Phthalate Free, Lead Free
Jolie has a lot to be scared about since the new Freedom School teacher, Annie, came to town. Bricks thrown through windows in the dead of night, notes filled with hate, and now a fire has burnt down the church where Annie was supposed to start teaching tomorrow! Without the church, how can she possibly teach Jolie and the other townspeople about black poets and artists, historians and inventors? Unless the people themselves fight back. In this triumphant story based on the 1964 Mississippi Freedom School Summer Project, Amy Littlesugar and Floyd Cooper come together to celebrate the strength of a people, and the bravery of one young girl who didn't let being scared get in her way.Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 1/15/2001Pages: 40Reading Level: Age 4 and Up
Award-winning poet Ntozake Shange and artist Rod Brown reimagine the journeys of the brave men and women who made their way to freedom on the Underground Railroad. Fleeing on the Underground Railroad meant walking long distances; swimming across streams; hiding in abandoned shanties, swamps, and ditches, always on the run from slave trackers and their dogs. ah might get hungry ah may get tired good Lawd / ah may be free The Underground Railroad operated on secrecy and trust. But who could be trusted? There were free black and white men and women helping, risking their lives, too. Because freedom was worth any risk. Celebrated collaborators Ntozake Shange and Rod Brown pay tribute to the Underground Railroad, a universal story about the human need to be free. ah am a livin bein & ah got to be free Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 1/3/2012Pages: 32Reading Level: Age 6 and Up
In 1850 the Detroit River was a major track along the Underground Railroad-the last step to freedom. The journey across the river was dangerous, especially in winter and especially for a 12-year-old boy. When Louis's father left him in charge of the farm he offered his son this advice, 'If you don't know what to do, just do what you think I would have done.' Louis relies upon his father's words of wisdom when a runaway slave and her two children come looking for safe passage.Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 1/1/2005Pages: 48Reading Level: Age 6 and Up
Primo Freedom Step Stool - White PRIMO’s FREEDOM STEP STOOL lifts children to new heights. Light weight plastic is easy to clean polypropylene plastic. Includes non-skid bumpers and textured platform. Supports up to 150 lbs. Pearl white, blue, lime green and tangerine colors available. Made in USA. Phthalate free, BPA free, Lead Free.
Primo Freedom Step Stool - Blue PRIMO’s FREEDOM STEP STOOL lifts children to new heights. Light weight plastic is easy to clean polypropylene plastic. Includes non-skid bumpers and textured platform. Supports up to 150 lbs. Pearl white, blue, lime green and tangerine colors available. Made in USA. Phthalate free, BPA free, Lead Free.
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