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Underground to Canada

Smucker, Barbara (Author)
Penguin Random House Canada 2013. 200 pages
Book type: Novel

Keywords: American history, Black history, Canadian history, courage, escape, freedom, heroes, historical fiction, racism, slavery, survival, Underground Railroad
 
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The Valiant

Livingston, Lesley (Author)
HarperCollins 2017. 378 pages
Book type: Novel

Keywords: Egypt, fantasy, female protagonist, first-person narration, freedom, gladiators, historical fiction, romantic relationships, Rome, slavery, war
 
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A Picture Book of Harriet Tubman

Adler, David A. (Author)
Byrd, Samuel (Illustrator)
Holiday House 1992. 32 pages
Book type: Non-Fiction

Keywords: African Americans, American history, Black history, courage, Harriet Tubman, overcoming adversity, resilience, slavery, Underground Railroad
 
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Henry’s Freedom Box

Levine, Ellen (Author)
Nelson, Kadir (Illustrator)
Scholastic 2007. 40 pages
Book type: Non-Fiction

Keywords: African Americans, freedom, journeys, overcoming adversity, resilience, slavery, Underground Railroad
 
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Elementary
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A Coyote Columbus Story

King, Thomas (Author)
Monkman, William Kent (Illustrator)
Groundwood Books 2007. 32 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: Christopher Columbus, colonization, coyotes, creation, exploration, humour, Indigenous peoples, pourquoi tales, slavery, tricksters
 
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Elementary
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Africa Is My Home: A Child of the Amistad

Edinger, Monica (Author)
Byrd, Robert (Illustrator)
Candlewick Press 2013. 60 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: Africa, Black history, human rights, justice, resilience, slavery
 
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Juba!

Myers, Walter Dean (Author)
HarperCollins 2015. 202 pages
Book type: Novel

Keywords: African Americans, dance, diversity, economic disparity, England, historical fiction, historical figures, New York City, poverty, primary documents, slavery
 
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Chains

Anderson, Laurie Halse (Author)
Simon & Schuster 2010. 320 pages
Book type: Novel

Keywords: American Civil War, equality, freedom, historical fiction, justice, overcoming adversity, prisoners, racism, revolution, slavery, United States
 
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Elementary
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The Paint Box

Trottier, Maxine (Author)
East, Stella (Illustrator)
Fitzhenry & Whiteside 2004. 32 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: Art, artists, children’s rights, compassion, Italy, slavery, women’s rights
 
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Elementary
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Encounter

Yolen, Jane (Author)
Shannon, David (Illustrator)
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 1996. 32 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: Christopher Columbus, exploration, first-person narration, history, illustrations (acrylic), oppression, slavery
 
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Brick by Brick

Smith, Charles R. (Author)
Cooper, Floyd (Illustrator)
HarperCollins 2013. 32 pages
Book type: Non-Fiction

Keywords: African Americans, American history, construction, narrative non-fiction, slavery, stories in rhyme, United States
 
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Malala, a Brave Girl From Pakistan; Iqbal, a Brave Boy From Pakistan

Winter, Jeanette (Author/Illustrator)
Simon & Schuster 2014. 40 pages
Book type: Non-Fiction

Keywords: Child labour, children’s rights, courage, Iqbal Masih, Malala Yousafzai, Pakistan, slavery
 
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Elementary
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Unspoken: A Story From the Underground Railroad

Cole, Henry (Author/Illustrator)
Scholastic 2012. 40 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: American Civil War, Black history, courage, illustrations (monochrome), slavery, Underground Railroad, wordless book
 
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Elementary
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Freedom Child of the Sea

Keens-Douglas, Richardo (Author)
Gukova, Julia (Illustrator)
Annick Press 1995. 24 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: Families, folktales, freedom, legends, oceans, peace, slavery
 
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Elementary
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Pink and Say

Polacco, Patricia (Author/Illustrator)
Penguin Random House 1994. 48 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: African Americans, American Civil War, friendship, memoir, oral history, slavery, soldiers
 
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Night Boat to Freedom

Raven, Margot Theis (Author)
Lewis, E.B. (Illustrator)
Macmillan 2006. 40 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: African Americans, Black history, courage, families, freedom, hope, slavery
 
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Fifty Cents and a Dream: Young Booker T. Washington

Asim, Jabari (Author)
Collier, Bryan (Illustrator)
Little, Brown 2012. 44 pages
Book type: Non-Fiction

Keywords: African Americans, Booker T. Washington, dreams, hope, learning to read, overcoming adversity, schools, slavery
 
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