William Still and His Freedom Stories: The Father of the Underground Railroad

ISBN: 9781561459353

PUBLISHER: Peachtree Publishing Company

From Ezra Jack Keats Award-winning author-illustrator Don Tate comes a remarkable picture book biography of William Still, known as Father of the Underground Railroad. Essential for black history collections.

★ “Brings deserved attention to the life of a man who dedicated himself to recording the lives of others.” ―Kirkus Reviews, STARRED REVIEW

★ “An illuminating picture book biography of a lesser-known hero.” ―Publishers Weekly, STARRED REVIEW

★ “Inspirational.” ―School Library Journal, STARRED REVIEW

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. One day, a strangely familiar man came into William’s office, searching for information about his long-lost family. Could it be?

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