William Still and His Freedom Stories: The Father of the Underground Railroad
★ “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?
Motivated by his own family’s experience, William Still 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.
Award-winning author-illustrator Don Tate brings to life the incredible, stranger-than-fiction true story of William Still, a man who dedicated his life to recording the stories of enslaved people fleeing to freedom. Tate’s powerful words and artwork are sure to inspire young readers in this first-ever picture book biography of the Father of the Underground Railroad. eBook available.
Chicago Public Library Best of the Best Book —Chicago Public Library
Eureka! Nonfiction Children’s Book Award Silver Honor —California Reading Association
Best of Picture Books —Kirkus Reviews
Children’s Crown Award (Nominee) —National Christian School Association
Golden Kite (Finalist, Nonfiction Text for Younger Readers) —Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators
Kansas State Reading Circle Recommended Reading List (Intermediate) —Kansas National Education Association
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Publisher: Peachtree Publishing Company
Publication Date: 11-01-2020
Product Dimensions: 9.90(w) x 11.30(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range: 6 - 10 Years
Don Tate is the author and illustrator of numerous critically acclaimed books for children. In 2016, he earned an Ezra Jack Keats New Writer Award for his first picture book Poet: The Remarkable Story of George Moses Horton. Don Tate is the author and illustrator of numerous critically acclaimed books for children. In 2016, he earned an Ezra Jack Keats New Writer Award for his first picture book Poet: The Remarkable Story of George Moses Horton.