About Aunt Harriet’s Underground Railroad in the Sky
Illus. in full color. Cassie, who flew above New York in Tar Beach, soars into the sky once more. This time, she and her brother Be Be meet a train full of people, and Be Be joins them. But the train departs before Cassie can climb aboard. With Harriet Tubman as her guide, Cassie retraces the steps escaping slaves took on the real Underground Railroad and is finally reunited with her brother at the story’s end.
Faith Ringgold is best known for her painted story quilts—art that combines painting, quilted fabric, and storytelling. Her first book, Tar Beach, was a Caldecott Honor Book and winner of the Coretta Scott King Award for Illustration, among numerous other honors. She… More about Faith Ringgold
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"Cassie learns her people’s history well; so will readers of this impressive picture book. Ringgold’s dynamic paintings combine historical fact with strongly realized emotions."–(starred) Booklist. "Groundbreaking!"–(starred) School Library Journal.
Jane Addams Children’s Book Award Honor BookWINNER 1993