The Underground Railroad Adventure of Allen Jay, Antislavery Activist

From the Series History's Kid Heroes

  • Interest Level: Grade 3 - Grade 5   ·  
  • Reading Level: Grade 3

Randolph, Ohio, 1842. Allen Jay and his family are Quakers, members of a religion that opposes slavery. Allen’s home is a stop on the Underground Railroad, and his family helps escaping slaves reach freedom. When Henry appears in the Jays’ yard, Allen must help him reach the next safe house. But can they escape the slave catchers?

Format List Price Your Price Qty
978-0-76137-807-5
$39.99 $29.99
Interest Level Grade 3 - Grade 5
Reading Level Grade 3
Genre Fiction, Graphic Novels
Subject Social Studies
Copyright 2012
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Graphic Universe ™
Language English
Number of Pages 32
Publication Date 2011-08-01
Reading Counts! Level 3.1
BISACS JUV016200
Dewey 741.5'973
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Dimensions 5.75 x 8.5
Lexile 320
Guided Reading Level P
ATOS Reading Level 2.8
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 145938
Accelerated Reader® Points 0.5
Features Bibliography/further reading, Original artwork, and Teaching Guides

Illustrator: Ted Hammond

Author: Marlene Targ Brill

Marlene is an award-winning author of almost 70 titles for readers preschool through adult. She began writing while teaching children with disabilities, producing materials to help her students learn. With time, the desire to write grew stronger. Soon she was writing for a variety of formats—magazines, internet, newspapers, scripts, books, and textbooks for readers of all ages. Yet, she never forgets where the dream of writing originated—through work with children. She is drawn back into classrooms to share the wonders of research and writing, and, of course, reading books.

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History's Kid Heroes

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