Allen Jay and the Underground Railroad
From the Series Live Oak Media eReadalong
“Children’s eyes will grow wide as they listen to this true story of how Allen Jay helped a passenger on the Underground Railway escape from slavery in 1842. Light sound effects-the crackle of dry leaves, horse hooves falling on a road-further enhance this powerful drama.”-AudioFile 2007
|Interest Level||Kindergarten - Grade 4|
|Reading Level||Grade 3|
|Genre||Nonfiction, Social Studies|
|Publisher||Live Oak Media|
|Imprint||Live Oak Media|
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.
Illustrator: Janice Lee Porter
Janice Lee Porter was born and raised in Chicago. She has a BFA in painting from the Kansas City Art Institute and an MFA from California State University, Chico. She is the illustrator of over two dozen children's books and is an art faculty member at Shasta College in Redding, California, where she teaches painting and drawing. She lives in Chico, California.