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An amazing story
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable)  
 
5.0
Learning Value 
 
5.0
We all know some of the bigger names of the Underground Railroad but there are so many amazing stories of people doing what they can to help freed slaves. One of these is William Still. The child of escaped slaves, he knew he had to do something. He got connected with people in Pennsylvania who helped newly escaped slaves, and it eventually led to his mission to create a record of all those he crossed paths with. These records were used to help separated families find each other, they saved lives.
This is the kind of story that inspires a child to do whatever they can to help those around them. It's told in an engaging style that will help them remember William Still long after reading the book. The images are well done and powerful. There isn't anything not to like about the educational value of this book.

Final Verdict: The perfect book to have on hand for Black History month or really any other time of year. It's the kind of story that needs to be taught and this book, with it's wonderful writing and illustrations is the way to do it.
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