Amy's Reviews > Underground: Finding the Light to Freedom

Underground by Shane W. Evans
Rate this book
Clear rating

's review
Jan 24, 12

really liked it
bookshelves: read-in-2012

I appreciate the simple complexity (how's that for a contradictory description?!) of this book. The pictures tell the story the words hint at. The things that trip me up about this one is a) its a complex subject presented in a "simplistic" way (for lack of a better word), b) the text would lend itself to be read aloud to a child who probably can't grasp the complexities of slavery or the underground railroad, c) I'm wondering if parents/caregivers/teachers looking for material on this subject will pass it over because it functions so well as a straight-up picture book (not as one of those wordy, didactic types), and d) the book almost needs a companion, whether that be a conversation or another book that explains more of the story. Also, Shane W. Evans' author note at the end... love!

Sign into Goodreads to see if any of your friends have read Underground.
Sign In »

No comments have been added yet.