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If You Traveled on the Underground Railroad (...If You)

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If you traveled on the Underground Railroad
--Where was the safest place to go?
--Would you wear a disguise?
--What would you do when you were free?

This book tells you what it was like to be a slave trying to escape to freedom on the Underground Railroad.
Paperback, 64 pages
Published February 1st 1993 by Scholastic Paperbacks (first published 1993)
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Nola Redd
Dec 01, 2008 Nola Redd rated it it was amazing
Recommended to Nola by: Home Learning Year by Year
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I picked up Ellen Levine’s book, “…If You Traveled on the Underground Railroad,” after seeing it suggested for second graders. I found it to be an excellent explanation of the Underground Railroad, providing me with things that I not only forgot I knew but also information that I am sure I didn’t learn in school.

Levine’s format is very interesting. Rather than grouping the information under various headings, she uses a question-and-answer format. I also liked that these questions were listed
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Alyssa Becker
Apr 29, 2015 Alyssa Becker rated it really liked it
If You Traveled On the Underground Railroad; written by: Ellen Levine, illustrated by: Larry Johnson; Copyright 1992, 64 pg.
*Historical Fiction Novel*

This book was a great way to explain and get insight as to what it was like to be a part of the underground railroad at this time. Through the stories of hurt and courage during this time, we see that there was much hardship during this time period for those who were not white skinned. Not only did this book discuss what it is like to be a part of
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Theresa C
Nov 06, 2010 Theresa C rated it really liked it

If You Traveled on the Underground Railroad-nonfiction book
Levine, Ellen Scholastic Inc. c1988 ISBN 0-590-45156-1
This book asks some of the most important questions pertaining to the history of the Underground Railroad, thirty to be exact! The reader may be looking for the answer to a specific question or want to read all the information. The book is colorfully illustrated and the answers to the questions are short and to the point. Each student in a classroom could be assigned one question and
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CC
Mar 27, 2015 CC rated it it was amazing
This book was a good book, it taught me about slave treatment. This book taught me how slaves were sold and they can sell themselves. this book taught me what the Underground railroad was and how it got its name. one thing that really stuck to me was that slaves were able to buy themselves meaning they were able to get freedom papers to be free meaning also no one can buy them
Julie
Aug 12, 2009 Julie rated it really liked it
I learned why it was called the Underground Railroad and got some good information about people that I am interested in reading more about. I was more intrigued since passing through the area where Harriet Tubman lived here in MD during our trip this spring (09) with Cindy.
Deanna
Dec 24, 2010 Deanna rated it liked it
Shelves: american-history
This was a good book that led to a discussion about the role of heroes and doing our part in our tiny corner of the universe. I hope that I can become as courageous as those that worked the Underground Railroad.
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Ellen Levine's books have won many awards and honors, including the Jane Addams Peace Award. Although she enjoys writing both fiction and nonfiction, most of Ellen's books for young readers have been nonfiction. "Writing nonfiction lets me in behind the scenes of the story. I enjoy learning new things and meeting new people, even if they lived 200 years ago."

Ellen Levine was born in New York City
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