William Still and His Freedom Stories review æ 3

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The little known story of William Still known as the Father of the Underground RailroadWilliam 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 Ant. This is another outstanding picture book about black history and I can’t recommend it highly enough It’s packed full of facts that can be used to educate older children without them becoming bored The illustrations are vibrant and perfect for the story I look forward to from this authorThis unbiased review is based on a complimentary copy provided by the publisher

review William Still and His Freedom Stories

William Still and His Freedom StoriesI Slavery Society where he raised money planned rescues and helped freedom seekers who had traveled north And then one day a strangely familiar man came into William's office searching for information about his long lost family Could it beMotivated by his own family'. This picture book biography shares the little known story of William Still a man who was involved in a variety of abolitionist activities was a key player in the Underground Railroad and kept written records to help reunite families He was also a successful entrepreneur and this brief book gives readers a glimpse into his historical context family history and personal accomplishments This is a great book for both children and adults It is deeply inspiring even while it is honest and direct about the horrors of slavery and racism and because the author provides detailed context for events instead of assuming that a reader already understands them this is a great option for young readers who are only just beginning to learn about slavery The author's note also provides additional details for older readers or for parents and children to read and discuss togetherThere are only two things that I wish had been different One is that even though the author mentions William Still's lost brothers several times he never resolves the loose end regarding one of them Even if the family never found out what happened to him I wish that this came up in the book or in the author's note just so that the open uestion would be resolved Also the prose is sometimes split up on the page in a way that I personally think isn't ideal for the rhythm However that is just my preference and other readers may feel differently This is a great resource about a little known historical figure and it also raises important uestions about which other black leaders history has forgotten The author explains that even though the Underground Railroad was a joint cooperative effort between black and white people subseuent histories centralized white contributions without acknowledging many of the black heroes who pioneered in these efforts This book can be a great launching point for reading and discovery I received a temporary digital copy through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review

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William Still and His Freedom Stories review æ 3 ✓ The little known story of William Still known as the Father of the Underground RailroadWilliam 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 SociS experience William 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. I received an electronic ARC from Peachtree Publishing Company through NetGalleyBiography of William Still for elementary level readers Tate captures the world Still survived He was born free but his parents and several siblings were runaway slaves He sought to record each person who traveled through his home as part of the underground railroad as he felt strongly that their names should be recorded Glossary and timeline of his life along with further resources are included at the end of the book