FOLLOW THE DRINKING GOURD by Jennette Winter

FOLLOW THE DRINKING GOURD

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KIRKUS REVIEW

After one of them has been sold to another master and will be taken away from his family, five slaves journey north by the Underground Railway to freedom in Canada. Winter's spare, straightforward narrative is gracefully phrased but is a relatively undramatic sequence of predictable events: scavenging for food, finding refuge along the way, etc. The legendary Peg Leg Joe appears: he taught slaves a song about the drinking

Pub Date: Nov. 1st, 1988
ISBN: 0679819975
Page count: 48pp
Publisher: Knopf