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William Still and his freedom stories : the father of the underground railroad / written and illustrated by Don Tate.

Tate, Don, (author,, illustrator.).

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  • 2 of 4 copies available at Sage Library System. (Show)
  • 1 of 2 copies available at Hood River County Library District.

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Summary:

The remarkable, little-known story of William Still, known as the Father of the Underground Railroad, from award-winning author-illustrator Don Tate. William Still's parents escaped slavery but had to leave two of their children behind, a tragedy that haunted the family. As a young man, William went to work for the Pennsylvania Anti-Slavery Society, where he raised money, planned rescues, and helped freedom seekers who had traveled north. And then one day, a strangely familiar man came into William's office, searching for information about his long-lost family. Could it be? Motivated by his own family's experience, William began collecting the stories of thousands of other freedom seekers. As a result, he was able to reunite other families and build a remarkable source of information, including encounters with Harriet Tubman, Henry "Box" Brown, and William and Ellen Craft. Don Tate brings to life the incredible true story of William Still's life and work as a record keeper of enslaved people who had fled to freedom. Tate's powerful words and artwork are sure to inspire readers in this first-ever picture book biography of the Father of the Underground Railroad. -- Provided by publisher.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Circulation Modifier Age Hold Protection Active/Create Date Status Due Date
Hood River County Library J EARLY 921 STILL (Text) 33892100715987 Children's New Books Book None 12/29/2020 Available -
Parkdale Community Library J EARLY 921 STILL (Text) 33892100715623 Children's New Books Book None 01/02/2021 In transit -

Record details

  • ISBN: 1561459356
  • ISBN: 9781561459353
  • Physical Description: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 26 cm
  • Publisher: Atlanta, Georgia : Peachtree Publishing Company Inc., 2020.

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The remarkable, little-known story of William Still, known as the Father of the Underground Railroad, from award-winning author-illustrator Don Tate. William Still's parents escaped slavery but had to leave two of their children behind, a tragedy that haunted the family. As a young man, William went to work for the Pennsylvania Anti-Slavery Society, where he raised money, planned rescues, and helped freedom seekers who had traveled north. And then one day, a strangely familiar man came into William's office, searching for information about his long-lost family. Could it be? Motivated by his own family's experience, William began collecting the stories of thousands of other freedom seekers. As a result, he was able to reunite other families and build a remarkable source of information, including encounters with Harriet Tubman, Henry "Box" Brown, and William and Ellen Craft. Don Tate brings to life the incredible true story of William Still's life and work as a record keeper of enslaved people who had fled to freedom. Tate's powerful words and artwork are sure to inspire readers in this first-ever picture book biography of the Father of the Underground Railroad. -- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Still, William, 1821-1902.
Still, William, 1821-1902. Underground Railroad.
Underground Railroad.
African Americans > History > 19th century.
Fugitive slaves > United States.
Genre: Biographies.

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