Follow the Drinking Gourd

Come Along the Underground Railroad

From the Series Setting the Stage for Fluency

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

Slavery in the United States became illegal in the 1860s. Before that, many slaves found their way north by following the Big Dipper, or the Drinking Gourd as they called it. Our story begins in 1880 with Old Ellie and Old Sam, two escaped slaves who share their brave story along the path to freedom called the Underground Railroad.

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978-1-939656-11-7
$27.99 $20.99
978-1-939656-10-0
$8.99 $8.99
978-1-939656-12-4
$42.65 $31.99
Interest Level Grade 3 - Grade 5
Reading Level Grade 3
Genre Nonfiction
Subject Social Studies
Copyright 2015
Publisher Red Chair Press
Imprint Red Chair Press
Language English
Number of Pages 40
Publication Date 2014-08-01
BISACS JNF025170, JNF025270, JNF017000
Dewey 812
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Dimensions 6.5 x 9
Guided Reading Level R
ATOS Reading Level 3.7
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 167584
Accelerated Reader® Points 1.0
Features Bibliography/further reading, Glossary, Original artwork, and eSource

Illustrator: Courtney Martin

Author: Pat Perrin

Pat Perrin has written more than 100 books with her husband. For 13 years she lived in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico where she created and managed a scholarship program for at-risk youth.

Author: Wim Coleman

Wim Coleman has written more than 100 books with his wife. For 13 years he lived in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico where he created and managed a scholarship program for at-risk youth.