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The Drinking Gourd by F.N. Monjo
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Apr 18, 2011

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bookshelves: historical-fiction, transitional

This book is set up into chapters, but contains many great illustrations as well. This is a story relating to the Underground Railroad, and we see the conflict one boy faces as he tries to grasps his father's role in he Underground Railroad. This book brings awareness to the folklore song Follow the Drinking Gourd, as well as introduces children to social justice. However, this may bring up a discussion about laws and breaking the laws.

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