Underground to Canada

Extensive research went into Barbara Smucker’s Underground to Canada, which is about four people escaping slavery by following the underground railroad to freedom. Shockingly realistic, Julilly, Liza, Adam and Lester’s heartrending trip toward freedom in the face of slave catchers and inhuman treatment is inspiring.  A Canadian classic from 1977, this book is not to be missed.

Check out these classroom activities to enrich the learning: http://www.saskschools.ca/~lumsdenel/undergroundtocanada/ or view this map of the Underground Railway.

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