True North : A Novel of the Underground Railroad (Paperback)

Author: Lasky, Kathryn

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It''s 1858, and fourteen-year-old Lucy Bradford lives in Boston and is nothing like her older sisters. Instead of making a fuss along with everyone else over big sister Iris''s wedding, she''d rather be with her grandfather aboard his sailboat or helping him with his abolitionist efforts.

Hundreds of miles south, a girl named Afrika is fleeing from a cruel world, with the North Star as her guide. Afrika has known lifetimes of hardship and brutality, though she''s only Lucy''s age. And she''s willing to face death for a chance at freedom.

A movement underground will soon change both Lucy and Afrika''s lives. It is a movement to help Afrika, and others, escape north to a world without slavery, a movement that will call Lucy into its ranks. It is called the Underground Railroad, and on it, Afrika and Lucy will discover together where their destinies lie: true north.


Publisher Scholastic Paperbacks
Mfg Part# 9780545088022
SKU 208444790
Format Paperback
ISBN10 054508802X
Release Date 1/1/2009
Dimensions (in Inches) 7.5H x 5.25L x 1T
"A rousing good story and two strong female protagonists make this novel of the Underground Railroad an energetic work of historical fiction....Lucy and Afrika are vivacious fictional heroines striving against a backdrop of actual events and real players; they reveal underlying truths in the sad histories of many a slave."
"Frank discussions of the brutality of slavery and of northern businesses' interest in keeping the slave economy of the South strong from a solid backdrop fro a well-plotted, readable tale."
From the Publisher
Annotation Alternating chapters tell the stories of two girls involved with the Underground Railroad during the years preceding the Civil War. Afrika is a slave who has escaped from a plantation in Virginia and is trying to make her way to Canada. Lucy is a privileged white girl from Boston who learns that her grandfather is a "conductor" on the Underground Railroad.
Product Attributes
Book Format Pocketbook
Minimum Age 08
Number of Pages 0266
Publisher Apple Signature (Scholastic)
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