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Author:
Jeanette Winter
Reading Level:
Early Elementary School
Genre:
Fiction
The story of a group of slaves' escape on the underground railroad by following directions from the song "follow the drinking gourd."
Author:
Angela Johnson
Reading Level:
Pre-School,Early Elementary School
Genre:
Fiction
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This powerfully illustrated picture book looks at legendary engineer Casey Jones through the eyes of a fictional black child who toils in a cotton field near the railroad tracks.
Author:
Patricia Newman
Reading Level:
Early Elementary School,Late Elementary School
Genre:
Fiction
Ride a train with a friendly conductor who teaches a young boy how to talk like a railroader.
Author:
Katherine Patterson
Reading Level:
Late Elementary School,Middle School
Genre:
Fiction
Awards:

This historical tale by Katherine Paterson involves its young protagonist, Jip, in the great 19th century struggle between slave owners and abolitionists while sending him into a test of his own loyalty and courage.
Author:
David Weitzman
Reading Level:
Late Elementary School
Genre:
Non Fiction
Text and illustrations show the process and purpose of creating the eight-wheeler locomotive.
Author:
Michael O. Tunnell
Reading Level:
Early Elementary School
Genre:
Non Fiction
When a young girl can't afford to go visit her grandmother by train, her family discovers a less costly way for her to travel - by mail.
Author:
Connie Porter
Reading Level:
Early Elementary School,Late Elementary School
Genre:
Fiction
A young girl excapes slavery with her mother (from the American Girls Collection).
Author:
Alan Schroeder
Reading Level:
Early Elementary School
Genre:
Fiction
Awards:

A fictionalized account of the life of heroic Harriet Tubman.
Author:
David Weitzman
Reading Level:
Late Elementary School
Genre:
Non Fiction
An account of Henry Ford's manufacturing techniques of the Model T roadster.
Author:
William Withuhn
Reading Level:
High School
Genre:
Non Fiction
A pictorial chronology of the growth of the railroad system.
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