Aunt Harriet's Underground Railroad in the Sky by Faith RinggoldAunt Harriet's Underground Railroad in the Sky by Faith Ringgold

Aunt Harriet's Underground Railroad in the Sky

byFaith Ringgold

Paperback | December 12, 1995

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Illus. in full color. Cassie, who flew above New York in Tar Beach, soars into the sky once more. This time, she and her brother Be Be meet a train full of people, and Be Be joins them. But the train departs before Cassie can climb aboard. With Harriet Tubman as her guide, Cassie retraces the steps escaping slaves took on the real Underground Railroad and is finally reunited with her brother at the story's end.
Faith Ringgold was born in Harlem, but now divides her time between New Jersey and La Jolla, California.  She is a professor of fine art at the University of California at San Diego, where she teaches for half of the year. An artist of international renown, Faith is best known for her story quilts -- works that combine painting, quilte...
Title:Aunt Harriet's Underground Railroad in the SkyFormat:PaperbackDimensions:32 pages, 12 × 9.31 × 0.14 inPublished:December 12, 1995

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0517885433

ISBN - 13:9780517885437

Appropriate for ages: 3 - 5


From Our Editors

When Cassie Louise Lightfoot encounters Harriet Tubman and a mysterious train in the sky, "what follows is a compelling journey in which the author masterfully integrates fantasy and historical fact" (School Library Journal, starred review). Full color

Editorial Reviews

"Cassie learns her people's history well; so will readers of this impressive picture book. Ringgold's dynamic paintings combine historical fact with strongly realized emotions."--(starred) Booklist. "Groundbreaking!"--(starred) School Library Journal.