How much do you really know about the Underground Railroad, how it worked, and what it meant to slaves in the Americas?
Do you know who Thornton and Ruthie Blackburn were? Did you know Canada played a key role in the life of the Underground Railroad?
The book is a year old now, and well worth a look: I’VE GOT A HOME IN GLORY LAND, A Lost Tale of the Underground Railroad; Karolyn Smardz Frost, (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2007).
This book would be a good one for an honors history course or AP history course for which students are required to read a book.