Aquila's Drinking Gourd
A Story of the Underground Railroad
From the Set Scrapbooks of America
Aquila's Drinking Gourd is a moving account of one young girl's experiences as a newly sold slave who makes her escape on the Underground Railroad. Through the words of Aquila, readers will learn about slavery in the United States, about the brave African-Americans who survived it, and about the people who fought for its end.
- Aquila's Story
- The History of the Underground Railroad
- To Find Out More
- About the Author
Author: Pamela Dell
Pamela Dell has been writing for kids since the late 1980's, including work in both print and interactive multimedia. In the mid-1990's, she became one of the founders of Purple Moon, a highly acclaimed interactive game company for girls. As part of her role there, Pamela created the characters and scripts for the company's multiple-award winning Rockett CD-Rom game series. She has also produced work, both fiction and nonfiction, for clients such as Mattel, Carus Publishing, World Book Encyclopedia, Children's Press, Plan B Enterprises, Addictive Media, and the University of California, among others...subsequently nominated for a Pushcart Prize.