By Margot Theis Raven with pictures by E. B. Lewis. ISBN-13:978-0-374-31266-4. Copyright 2006. Hardcover with 40 pages.
This fictional depiction of one part of the Underground Railroad is based on slave narratives recorded in the 1930’s as part of the Federal Writers’ Project.
At the request of his fellow slave Granny Judith, Christmas John risks his life to take runaways across a river from the slave state of Kentucky to the free state of Ohio. It is a strenuous and dangerous task but Judith reassures him with “What scares the head is best done with the heart”.
For grades 2-6.