Follow the Drinking Gourd

By Jeanette Winter

Reading Level: Early Elementary School
Genre: Fiction
Publisher: Dragonfly Books 1998

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The story of a group of slaves' escape on the underground railroad by following directions from the song "follow the drinking gourd."

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Caldecott Medal

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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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