Do you need an exciting novel to read that showcases the Underground Railroad? Was it real? Was there a road underground, or was it a saying? This novel is a thrilling account of a young runaway slave who dares to defy slavery and run for his freedom. His name is Jeremiah and he has a half brother, Zebulan who is his sworn enemy and intent on returning him back to his father's tobacco plantation.
"I can't wait to read what happens next!" An emerging reader exclaimed in my class.
"It needs to be made into a movie!" Another student proclaimed during literacy class.
We read one chapter each week in class. Sometimes I read the text aloud and sometimes the students enjoyed reading it during Silent Reading. Some students were so eager to find out what happened they skimmed the Table of Contents to figure out the adventure!