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William Still and His Freedom Stories: The Father of the Underground Railroad

by Tate, Don (Author), Tate, Don (Author)

ISBN: 9781561459353

From Ezra Jack Keats Award-winning author-illustrator Don Tate comes the highly anticipated and remarkable, little-known story of William Still, known as the Father of the Underground Railroad.

Inspirational. ?School Library Journal, STARRED REVIEW

Brings deserved attention to the life of a man who dedicated himself to recording the lives of others. ?Kirkus Reviews, STARRED REVIEW

William Still's parents escaped slavery but had to leave two of their children behind, a tragedy that haunted the family. As a young man, William went to work for the Pennsylvania Anti-Slavery Society, where he raised money, planned rescues, and helped freedom seekers who had traveled north. And then one day, a strangely familiar man came into William's office, searching for information about his long-lost family. Could it be?

Motivated by his own family's experience, William began collecting the stories of thousands of other freedom seekers. As a result, he was able to reunite other families and build a remarkable source of information, including encounters with Harriet Tubman, Henry Box Brown, and William and Ellen Craft.

Award-winning author-illustrator Don Tate brings to life the incredible, stranger- than-fiction true story of William Still, a man who dedicated his life to recording the stories of enslaved people fleeing to freedom. Tate's powerful words and artwork are sure to inspire young readers in this first-ever picture book biography of the Father of the Underground Railroad.

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Month*: 10

Age Range: From 6 to 10

Format: Hardcover, 40 pages

Publisher: Peachtree Publishing Company, November 2020

* Subject to availability