Paul Hankins's Reviews > Aunt Harriet's Underground Railroad in the Sky

Aunt Harriet's Underground Railroad in the Sky by Faith Ringgold
Rate this book
Clear rating

by
6749457
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.
1 like · flag

Sign into Goodreads to see if any of your friends have read Aunt Harriet's Underground Railroad in the Sky.
Sign In »

Reading Progress

January 28, 2012 – Started Reading
January 28, 2012 – Shelved
January 28, 2012 – Shelved as: black-history-month-titles
January 28, 2012 – Shelved as: january-2012
January 28, 2012 – Shelved as: picture-book-celebration-of-imagina
January 28, 2012 – Shelved as: picture-book-feature-artist
January 28, 2012 – Shelved as: picture-book-multicultural
January 28, 2012 – Shelved as: picture-book-reworking-of-familiar
January 28, 2012 – Shelved as: picture-books-stunning-art-illust
January 28, 2012 – Finished Reading

No comments have been added yet.