Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Underground Railroad/Civil War Reading List

I had a fun time searching the library database and ordering up bunches of books on the topic of the Underground Railroad and some on the Civil War. What choice did I have when R9 came to me and said, "Mommy, I want to know about the Underground Railroad"?

This one is R9's favorite

This one has great pictures and stories.

This one is part fictional story and part non-fictional facts that go along with the story.
  • A History of US War, Terrible War 1855-1865 by Joy Hakim
  • The Underground Railroad by Raymond Bial
  • Secret Signs by Anita Riggio
  • Many Thousand Gone- African American from Slavery to Freedom by Virginia Hamilton
  • The Civil War by Timothy Levi Biel
  • Harriet Tubman Moses of the Underground Railroad by Anne Schraff
  • Underground Railroad Tales with Routes through the Fingerlakes Region by Emerson Klees
  • Traveling the Freedom Road by Linda Barrett Osborne
  • If you Lived at the Time of the Civil War by Ray Moore
  • Young Harriet Tubman Freedom Fighter by Anne Benjamin
  • Underground Railroad- Official National Park Handbook
  • Freedom Roads- Searching for the Underground Railroad by Joyce Hausen and Gary McGowan
  • The Last Safe House- A Story of the Underground Railroad by Barbara Greenwood
  • The Drinking Gourd- A Story of the Underground Railroad by FN Monjo
  • Sweet Clara and the Freedom Quilt by Deborah Hopkinson
I need to search the library catalog for good Civil War titles. The ones listed here are ones that were at our tiny village library. It wasn't all bad, some of the best UGRR titles were also there. I'll update if I add any good Civil War books.


Shauna said...

For teens studying the Civil War, I highly recommend Cathy Gohlke's William Henry Is a Fine Name and I Have Seen Him in the Watchfires.

Sheri said...

I remember when I was a kid (4th grade) I found Harriet Tubman FASCINATING. I read everything about her I could get my hands on! Check my blog, I gave you an award.

Rivka said...

A child's biography of Clara Barton would be a great addition to a Civil War study. I had one when I was a little girl - her story is absolutely mesmerizing.

Another book I had as a kid was Thee, Hannah by Marguerite di Angeli. It's about a little Quaker girl whose family becomes involved with the Underground Railroad. said...

Thank you for these great resources. We, too, are currently fascinated with the Underground Railroad after rowing Who Owns The Sun? and seeing a local museum exhibit. Just ordered one of the books you recommended. Thanks again! Really enjoying your blog. Great resources.