|008||210415s2013 nyuabf c b 000 0 eng|
|100||1||a|McDonough, Yona Zeldis.|
|245||1||a|What was the underground railroad? /|
c|by Yona Zeldis McDonough ; illustrated by Lauren Mortimer.
|260||a|New York :|
|300||a|108 p.,  leaves of plates :|
b|ill., maps ;
|504||a|Includes bibliographical references.|
|520||a|No one knows where the term "Underground Railroad" came from--there were no train tracks, only abolitionist "conductors" who helped bring an estimated 100,000 slaves to freedom through elaborate routes that included "stations," safe houses where fugitives could rest before moving on, and a system of codes and signals used to identify friend from foe. Including real stories about "passengers" on the "Railroad," this book chronicles slaves' close calls with bounty hunters, exhausting struggles on the road, and what they sacrificed for freedom.|
b|Guided Reading Level.
b|Fountas and Pinnell Leveled Book.