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BOOK CLUB FIC WHI
Descript.
7 books (306 pages; 25 cm.)+ 1 discussion guide & accompanying materials in folder in bag.
Series
Note
The "book club kit" is a canvas bag containing a book discussion folder and multiple copies of one title for reading groups or book club discussions.
Contains: 7 copies of the book plus one book discussion folder that contains an author biography, further readings, summary, and questions for group discussions.
Summary
Cora is a slave on a cotton plantation in Georgia. When Caesar, a recent arrival from Virginia, tells her about the Underground Railroad, they decide to take a terrifying risk and escape. Though they manage to find a station and head north, they are being hunted. Their first stop is South Carolina, in a city that initially seems like a haven. But the city's placid surface masks an insidious scheme designed for its black denizens. And even worse: Ridgeway, the relentless slave catcher, is close on their heels.
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Subject
Genre
Title
Book club bag [book discussion kit]. The underground railroad
ISBN/ISSN
9780385542364
0385542364
Call #
J 973.7 B
Descript.
99 pages : illustrations, map ; 20 cm.
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Series
Note
"Addy"--Cover.
Bibliog.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 86-87, 99).
Contents
Not really a railroad -- Slavery in America -- Abolitionists -- The passengers -- Slave catchers -- Conductors -- Station houses -- Abolished!
Audience
Age 8-12.
Grade 4 to 6.
Summary
An introduction to the real-world experiences of passengers, conductors and abolitionists, well-known and unknown, who shaped history through their participation in the Underground Railroad, is complemented by reminiscences by BeForever character and escaped slave, Addy Walker.
Subject
Alt Author
Porter, Connie Rose, 1959-
McMorris, Kelley, illustrator.
Note
At head of title: American Girl
Title
American girl (Middleton, Wis.)
ISBN/ISSN
9781338148923 (paperback)
1338148923 (paperback)
Edition
Unabridged.
Descript.
1 online resource (9 audio files) : digital
Time
10:43:51
Descript.
spoken word spw rdacontent
audio s rdamedia
computer c rdamedia
online resource cr rdacarrier
audio file rda
Note
Unabridged.
Performer
Narrator: Bahni Turpin.
Summary
Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award, the #1 New York Times bestseller from Colson Whitehead, a magnificent tour de force chronicling a young slave's adventures as she makes a desperate bid for freedom in the antebellum South Cora is a slave on a cotton plantation in Georgia. Life is hell for all the slaves, but especially bad for Cora; an outcast even among her fellow Africans, she is coming into womanhood—where even greater pain awaits. When Caesar, a recent arrival from Virginia, tells her about the Underground Railroad, they decide to take a terrifying risk and escape. Matters do not go as planned—Cora kills a young white boy who tries to capture her. Though they manage to find a station and head north, they are being hunted. In Whitehead's ingenious conception, the Underground Railroad is no mere metaphor—engineers and conductors operate a secret network of tracks and tunnels beneath the Southern soil. Cora and Caesar's first stop is South Carolina, in a city that initially seems like a haven. But the city's placid surface masks an insidious scheme designed for its black denizens. And even worse: Ridgeway, the relentless slave catcher, is close on their heels. Forced to flee again, Cora embarks on a harrowing flight, state by state, seeking true freedom. Like the protagonist of Gulliver's Travels, Cora encounters different worlds at each stage of her journey—hers is an odyssey through time as well as space. As Whitehead brilliantly re-creates the unique terrors for black people in the pre–Civil War era, his narrative seamlessly weaves the saga of America from the brutal importation of Africans to the unfulfilled promises of the present day. The Underground Railroad is at once a kinetic adventure tale of one woman's ferocious will to escape the horrors of bondage and a shattering, powerful meditation on the history we all share.
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Subject
Genre
Alt Author
Turpin, Bahni.
ISBN/ISSN
9781524736286 (sound recording)
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