Underground to CanadaBook - 1977
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"There's a place the slaves been whisperin' around called Canada. The law don't allow no slavery there. They say you follow the North Star, and when you step onto this land you are free." Mammy Sally's "secret talk" to her daughter Julilly in Barbara Smucker's Underground to Canada becomes the only beacon of hope when the 12-year-old girl is cruelly separated from her mother by a slave trader. As the hellish conditions at her new plantation become intolerable, Julilly and her friend Liza are offered a means to escape to Canada by a mysterious visitor from the Underground Railroad. The threat of being recaptured by slave hunters and their howling bloodhounds is ever-present, but Julilly finds strength, courage, and a growing sense of self-worth within herself and from some unlikely people along the way.
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