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“The last safe house: a story of the underground raildroad” written by Barbara Greenwood and illustrated by Heather Collins

“This unique weaving of historical fact and fiction offers readers a wonderful mix of intrigue, drama, and history, as well as related activities to do at home. Greenwood’s compelling story introduces readers to the Underground Railroad in an accessible and original way, allowing them to get an up-close-and-personal look at this amazing and troubling period of history. Events are recounted from the point of view of two girls, Eliza Jackson, an escaped slave, and 12-year-old Johanna Reid, who hides Eliza and her brother, Ben, until they can safely meet their mother.”

Extraído de Scholastic.

Ver además:

http://www.barbaragreenwood.com/last_safe_house.htm

http://www.lessonplanspage.com/SecretsOfTheUndergroundRailroadUnitBibliographyWebliography4.htm

http://www.nps.gov/history/nr/travel/underground/

Los títulos seleccionados  son una muestra de los materiales actualmente en préstamo de los fondos de la Biblioteca del Instituto Internacional.

Si te interesa ver o leer ésta recomendación puedes consultar su disponibilidad en el catálogo la biblioteca del IIE.

The last safe house: a story of the underground raildroad / written by Barbara Greenwood; illustrated by Heather Collins. — New York [etc.] : Scholastic, 1999. — 119 p. : il. ; 24 cm.

ISBN 0-439-06238-1

E 450 .G74 1999

Library Storytelling Morning activity for January

Come to the “tellebration” with us! Monthly Saturday morning meetings where kids can enjoy selected stories in English with Brian George (Oliver) as storyteller.

Recommended for children between the ages of 4 – 9. Two adults per child maximum. Approx. 40 minutes.

Participation is free. Seating is limited; entrance is open until full capacity (35 kids per session). Register including children’s name/s and your favorite session (11 / 12:30 h.) at biblioteca@iie.es and wait for our confirmation reply.

January 2010 storytelling around the book:

“Follow the Drinking Gourd” by Jeanette Winter

Saturday January 30th

At 11 a.m. – English Version (All in English)

At 12:30 p.m – Bilingual Version (In English, using some Spanish to help understand)

“Winter’s story begins with a peg-leg sailor who aids slaves on their escape on the Underground Railroad. While working for plantation owners, Peg Leg Joe teaches the slaves a song about the drinking gourd (the Big Dipper). A couple, their son, and two others make their escape by following the song’s directions. Rich paintings interpret the strong story in a clean, primitive style enhanced by bold colors. The rhythmic compositions have an energetic presence that’s compelling. A fine rendering of history in picture book format.”

From Randsom House.

Recommended links for parents and teachers:

http://www.followthedrinkinggourd.org

http://www.songsforteaching.com/folk/followthedrinkinggourd.htm