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Celebrate Black History Month

Check out these titles with links to Canadian History!
Underground to Canada by Barbara Smucker
Two young slave girls escape from a plantation in Mississippi and wind a hazardous route toward freedom in Canada via the Underground Railroad.

Eliza's Freedom Road: An Underground Railroad Diary by Jerdine Nolen
A twelve-year-old slave girl begins writing in a journal where she documents her journey via the Underground Railroad from Alexandria, Virginia, to freedom in St. Catherines, Canada.

The Last Safe House: A Story of the Underground Railroad
This is the dramatic story of the Underground Railroad as seen through the eyes of two young girls--Eliza, a runaway slave, and Johanna, whose family gives Eliza refuge.

Patchwork Path: A Quilt Map to Freedom by Bettye Stroud
While her father leads her toward Canada and away from the plantation where they have been slaves, a young girl thinks of the quilt her mother used to teach her a code that will help guide them to freedom.

Kids Book of Canadian B…

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