The Underground Railroad

The Black American Journey
  • Interest Level: Grade 4 - Grade 7
  • Reading Level: Grade 5

Before slavery was abolished in the United States, more than 100,000 slaves escaped to freedom with help from the Underground Railroad. A secret network of safe houses, the Underground Railroad is an important part of American history. Underground Railroad workers such as Harriet Tubman and Frederick Douglass devoted their energy and even risked their own safety to help enslaved blacks escape to freedom. Additional features to aid comprehension include a table of contents, informative captions and sidebars, a phonetic glossary,a time line, a Think-About-It section, and an index.

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Interest Level Grade 4 - Grade 7
Reading Level Grade 5
Genre Nonfiction
Category Social Studies
Copyright 2022
Publisher The Child's World, Inc.
Language English
Number of Pages 32
Publication Date 2021-08-01
BISACS JNF007020, JNF007050, JNF018010
Dewey 973.7
Graphics Full-color photographs, Historical photographs
Dimensions 8 x 9.5
Lexile 820
Guided Reading Level X
ATOS Reading Level 5.5
ATOS Interest Level MG
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 512356
Accelerated Reader® Points 1.0
Features Educational front/back matter, Glossary of key words, Index, Informative sidebars, Phonetics, Photo captions, Sources for further research, Suggested websites, Table of contents, and Timeline of key events
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  • Slavery and Abolition
  • Agents, Stationmasters, and Conductors
  • Creative Escapes
  • And Freedom for All
  • Think About It
  • Time Line
  • Glossary
  • Further Information
  • Index
Author: Carla Williams

Carla Williams is a writer and photographer. Although she no longer has time to take pictures, she does write a lot about photography. So far she has co-written two books on the history of photography, as well as numerous articles and essays about photography, art, and culture. In 2002 she was a Rockefeller Fellow in the Humanities at Stanford University, where she worked on a biographical writing project about Maudelle Bass, an artist's model and dancer from the 1930s through the 1950s. Uniting her love of photographs, research, and history, Carla has created a family tree website, with her older sister. Through it they have met many relatives they didn't even know existed! In her free time Carla loves to read mysteries and is thinking about creating a series of mysteries based on photographs. Her dream job is to be a ghost writer.