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Accelerated Reader:
IL: LG - BL: 4.2 - AR Pts: 0.5
Lexile measure:
AD: Adult Directed 1000L
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A window into a child's experience of the Great Migration from the award-winning creators of Before She Was Harriet and Finding Langston.
Climbing aboard the New York bound Silver Meteor train, Ruth Ellen embarks upon a journey toward a new life up North— one she can't begin to imagine. Stop by stop, the perceptive young narrator tells her journey in poems, leaving behind the cotton fields and distant Blue Ridge mountains.
Each leg of the trip brings new revelations as scenes out the window of folks working in fields give way to the Delaware River, the curtain that separates the colored car is removed, and glimpses of the freedom and opportunity the family hopes to find come into view. As they travel, Ruth Ellen reads from Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, reflecting on how her journey mirrors her own— until finally the train arrives at its last stop, New York's Penn Station, and the family heads out into a night filled with bright lights, glimmering stars, and new possiblity.
James Ransome's mixed-media illustrations are full of bold color and texture, bringing Ruth Ellen's journey to life, from sprawling cotton fields to cramped train cars, the wary glances of other passengers and the dark forest through which Frederick Douglass traveled towards freedom. Overground Railroad is, as Lesa notes, a story "of people who were running from and running to at the same time," and it's a story that will stay with readers long after the final pages.
An American Library Association Notable Children’s Book
A New York Public Library Best Book of the Year
A School Library Journal Best Book of the Year
A Junior Library Guild Selection
A Bank Street Best Children's Book of the Year!
Named a Best Picture Book by the African American Children's Book Project
A Booklist Editor's Choice
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ISBN:
9781430144427
9781430144267
9780823438730
9780823443901
Accelerated Reader:
LG
Level 4.2, 0.5 Points
Lexile measure:
AD: Adult Directed 1000L
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Last Grouping Update2021-12-07 14:52:09PM
Last Indexed2021-12-07 14:54:25PM
Novelist Primary ISBN9780823438730

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Climbing aboard the New York bound Silver Meteor train, Ruth Ellen embarks upon a journey toward a new life up North— one she can't begin to imagine. Stop by stop, the perceptive young narrator tells her journey in poems, leaving behind the cotton fields and distant Blue Ridge mountains.
Each leg of the trip brings new revelations as scenes out the window of folks working in fields give way to the Delaware River, the curtain that separates the colored car is removed, and glimpses of the freedom and opportunity the family hopes to find come into view. As they travel, Ruth Ellen reads from Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, reflecting on how her journey mirrors her own— until finally the train arrives at its last stop, New York's Penn Station, and the family heads out into a night filled with bright lights, glimmering stars, and new possiblity.
James Ransome's mixed-media illustrations are full of bold color and texture, bringing Ruth Ellen's journey to life, from sprawling cotton fields to cramped train cars, the wary glances of other passengers and the dark forest through which Frederick Douglass traveled towards freedom. Overground Railroad is, as Lesa notes, a story "of people who were running from and running to at the same time," and it's a story that will stay with readers long after the final pages.
An American Library Association Notable Children’s Book
A New York Public Library Best Book of the Year
A School Library Journal Best Book of the Year
A Junior Library Guild Selection
A Bank Street Best Children's Book of the Year!
Named a Best Picture Book by the African American Children's Book Project
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subject_facetAfrican Americans -- History -- Fiction
African Americans -- History -- Juvenile fiction
African Americans -- Migrations -- Fiction
African Americans -- Migrations -- Juvenile fiction
Electronic books
Families -- Juvenile fiction
Migration, Internal -- United States -- 20th century -- Juvenile fiction
Moving, Household -- Juvenile fiction
Railroad travel -- Fiction
Railroad travel -- Juvenile fiction
Rural-urban migration -- United States -- 20th century -- Juvenile fiction
United States -- History -- 20th century -- Juvenile fiction
title_displayOverground Railroad
title_fullOverground Railroad
Overground railroad / Lesa Cline-Ransome ; James Ransome
Overground railroad [electronic resource] / Lesa Cline-Ransome
title_shortOverground Railroad
topic_facetAfrican American Fiction
African Americans
Electronic books
Families
Historical Fiction
History
Juvenile Fiction
Juvenile Literature
Juvenile Nonfiction
Migration, Internal
Migrations
Moving, Household
Picture Book Nonfiction
Poetry
Railroad travel
Rural-urban migration