Sunday, June 23, 2013
Author & Illustrator: Shane W. Evans
Publisher: Roaring Brook Press
Publication Year: 2011
Location: Knox County Public Library- Powell
Awards: featured on "Calling Caldecott" blog, Coretta Scott King award, Publisher's Weekly, School Library Journal, & Kirkus starred reviews
Summary: The story of the underground railroad is told here in a few simple sentences. The real focus is on the mixed-media illustrations. The contrast between dark and light is compelling in the collages, and the moment when the sun finally rises on the freed family is remarkable.
Classroom Ideas: This is a simple introduction to the underground railroad that would be appropriate for the early elementary grades.