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Running for Our Lives

Running for Our Lives

A family of fugitive slaves becomes separated while traveling to freedom aboard the Underground Railroad.

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Lewis Howard Latimer (Pioneers in Change)

Lewis Howard Latimer (Pioneers in Change)

A biography of Lewis Howard Latimer, the Afro-American inventor who, among other contributions, invented an inexpensive method for manufacturing carbon filaments for electric light bulbs.

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  • 664
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Surprise for Mrs. Burns

Surprise for Mrs. Burns

When they discover she is leaving, Mrs. Burns' class decides to give her a party.

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The Underground Railroad in Illinois

The Underground Railroad in Illinois

Written for grades 5 through 8, this well-researched study presents a great deal of information about the Underground Railroad in Illinois through its user-friendly, question-and-answer format. 

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An Apple for Harriet Tubman

An Apple for Harriet Tubman

Like other enslaved African-American children, young Harriet Tubman had to work hard. In her master's orchard, she spent long hours picking the juicy apples she loved but was forbidden to eat. When she was grown, she made her escape to the North.

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Follow in Their Footsteps

Follow in Their Footsteps

Biographies of ten African Americans are accompanied by brief skits highlighting the obstacles they overcame and the decisions they made.

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Fort Mose

Fort Mose

In this one-of-a-kind historical picture book, author Glennette Tilley Turner tells the story of Fort Mose, which was founded in St. Augustine, Florida.

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Take a Walk in Their Shoes

Take a Walk in Their Shoes

Fourteen biographical sketches of notable African Americans (Rosa Parks, Leontyne Price, Martin Luther King Jr. et al.) are accompanied by brief skits concerning events in their lives. 

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