Dear Austin: Letters from the Underground Railroad

By Elvira Woodruff

Reading Level: Late Elementary School
Genre: Fiction
Publisher: Yearling 1998

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The story of two boys growing up in Pennsylvania during 1853, where they encounter slave traders, Harriet Tubman, and the Underground Railroad.

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Caldecott Medal

Most distinguished American picture book for children (annually).

Coretta Scott King Award

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Golden Kite Award

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Newbery Medal

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Scott O'Dell Historical Fiction Award

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