Come Morning

From the Series Adventures in Time

  • Interest Level: Grade 4 - Grade 8
  • Reading Level: Grade 5

Twelve-year-old Freedman and his father Nehemiah, a freed slave, make their living on a farm in Delaware during the 1850s. When Nehemiah is taken prisoner by slave-hunters in the Deep South, Freedman gets his chance to become part of the Underground Railroad. This meticulously researched novel treats an often overlooked aspect of African-American history: freed slaves’ participation in the Underground Railroad.

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Interest Level Grade 4 - Grade 8
Reading Level Grade 5
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Carolrhoda Books ®
Language English
Publication Date 2011-08-01
Reading Counts! Level 5.8
Reading Counts! Points 5.0
Text Type Fiction—Historical
BISACS JUV044000, JUV016200, JUV011010
Dewey [Fic]
Lexile 670
Guided Reading Level V
ATOS Reading Level 4.4
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 14888
Accelerated Reader® Points 3.0
Features Author/Illustrator biography, Awards, and Reviewed


  • SSLI Book Award Outstanding Book, Runner-up, 1995


Christian Library Journal

“We are drawn into the action through tightly written text and short chapters which entice the reluctant reader. The adventure has historical authenticity coupled with the aptitude of a master storyteller. . . Come Morning traces the rite of passage for this young black. The message of the book is not lost on this generation.”
Christian Library Journal

School Library Journal

“This is a fast-moving book with excellent characterization. The story is based on fact and will be useful to students studying the Civil War era.”
School Library Journal