Follow the Drinking Gourd
Come Along the Underground Railroad
From the Series Setting the Stage for Fluency
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.
|Interest Level||Grade 3 - Grade 5|
|Reading Level||Grade 3|
|Publisher||Red Chair Press|
|Imprint||Red Chair Press|
|Number of Pages||40|
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.