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Aunt Harriet's Underground Railroad in the Sky by Faith Ringgold
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The characters from Ringgold's TAR BEACH return to the skies, this time called by the spirit of Harriet Tubman who tells Cassie about The Underground Railroad. Cassie experiences the journey of the slave as she tries to get back to Be Be in Canada (who has hopped aboard a mystical train at the beginning of the book).

Super information about The Underground Railroad make this book a natural "ladder" into/within the discussion, but I wonder how many children would get lost in the dream-like sequences that separate Cassie and Be Be in the first place.

Ringgold's illustrations are, of course, captivating.
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