Author: Cole, Henry
ISBN: 9780545399975 Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

A young girl's courage is tested in this haunting, wordless story.

When a farm girl discovers a runaway slave

hiding in the barn, she is at once

startled and frightened.

But the stranger's fearful eyes

weigh upon her conscience,

and she must make a difficult choice.

Will she have the courage to help him?

Unspoken gifts of humanity unite the girl

and the runaway as they each face a journey:

one following the North Star,

the other following her heart.

Henry Cole's unusual and original rendering

of the Underground Railroad

speaks directly to our deepest sense

of compassion.

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