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    The water dancer

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    The water dancer : a novel

    Coates, Ta-Nehisi, author.

    "Young Hiram Walker was born into bondage--and lost his mother and all memory of her when he was a child--but he is also gifted with a mysterious power. Hiram almost drowns when he crashes a carriage into a river, but is saved from the depths by a force he doesn't understand, a blue light that lifts him up and lands him a mile away. This strange brush with death forces a new urgency on Hiram's private rebellion. Spurred on by his improvised plantation family, Thena, his chosen mother, a woman of few words and many secrets, and Sophia, a young woman fighting her own war even as she and Hiram fall in love, he becomes determined to escape the only home he's ever known. So begins an unexpected journey into the covert war on slavery that takes Hiram from the corrupt grandeur of Virginia's proud plantations to desperate guerrilla cells in the wilderness, from the coffin of the deep South to dangerously utopic movements in the North. Even as he's enlisted in the underground war between slavers and the enslaved, all Hiram wants is to return to the Walker Plantation to free the family he left behind--but to do so, he must first master his magical gift and reconstruct the story of his greatest loss."-- Provided by publisher.

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    Uncle Tom's cabin

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    Uncle Tom's cabin

    Stowe, Harriet Beecher, 1811-1896.

    A devoutly Christian slave becomes separated from his wife and family when he is sold to the brutal planter, Simon Legree.

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    Mark Twain's Adventures of Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn

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    The story of Jonas

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    The story of Jonas

    Dahlberg, Maurine F., 1951-

    In the mid-1800s, a slave boy dreams of escaping to freedom while on a journey from Missouri to the gold fields of Kansas Territory with his master's n'er-do-well son.

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    Trouble don't last

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    Trouble don't last

    Pearsall, Shelley.

    Samuel, an eleven-year-old Kentucky slave, and Harrison, the elderly slave who helped raise him, attempt to escape to Canada via the Underground Railroad.

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    January's sparrow

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    January's sparrow

    Polacco, Patricia.

    After a fellow slave is beaten to death, Sadie and her family flee the plantation, traveling north through the Underground Railroad in search of freedom.

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    Night running

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    Night running : how James escaped with the help of his faithful dog

    Carbone, Elisa Lynn.

    A runaway slave makes a daring escape to freedom with the help of his faithful hunting dog, Zeus. Based on the true story of James Smith's journey from Virginia to Ohio in the mid-1800s.

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    Barefoot

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    Barefoot : escape on the underground railroad

    Edwards, Pamela Duncan.

    In the forest, a group of animals help a runaway slave escape his pursuers.

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    Night boat to freedom

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    Night boat to freedom

    Raven, Margot Theis.

    At the request of his fellow slave Granny Judith, Christmas John risks his life to take runaways across a river from Kentucky to Ohio. Based on slave narratives recorded in the 1930s.

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    The patchwork path

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    The patchwork path : a quilt map to freedom

    Stroud, Bettye, 1938-

    While her father leads her toward Canada and away from the plantation where they have been slaves, a young girl thinks of the quilt her mother used to teach her a code that will help guide them to freedom.

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    Friend on freedom river

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    Friend on freedom river

    Whelan, Gloria.

    The Winter of 1850 finds young Louis alone with his mother when his father heads north for work, but when runaway slaves ask Louis for help being ferryed across the Detroit River he wonders what his father would do.

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