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Allen Jay and the Underground Railroad (On My Own) [Paperback]

By Marlene Targ Brill (Author) & Janice Lee Porter (Illustrator)
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Recounts how Allen Jay, a young Quaker boy living in Ohio during the 1840s, helped a fleeing slave escape his master and make it to freedom through the Underground Railroad

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Studio: First Avenue Editions
Pages   47
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 0.25" Width: 5.75" Height: 8.75"
Weight:   0.2 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Jul 31, 1993
Publisher   First Avenue Editions
Age  7-10
ISBN  0876146051  
ISBN13  9780876146057  

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More About Marlene Targ Brill & Janice Lee Porter

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Marlene Targ Brill has been creating children's books for many years. She earned her Administrative Certificate at Loyola University and her B.S. at the University of Illinois at Urbana. She received her Masters degree in Early Childhood Education at Roosevelt University.

She started writing while teaching children with disabilities, producing materials to help her students learn. With time, the desire to write grew stronger. Soon she was writing for a variety of formats--magazines, newspapers, newsletters, videotape, and textbooks--developing materials for readers of all ages.

Marlene continues to interact with children through her writing and by visiting schools across the country. She continues to write fiction and nonfiction books, articles, and educational materials for children and adults. She is the author of TOOTH TALES FROM AROUND THE WORLD, THE DIARY OF A DRUMMER'S BOY (Millbrook) and RAINY DAYS AND RAINBOWS (World Book). Marlene lives in Illinois with her family.

Marlene Targ Brill currently resides in Chicago, in the state of Illinois.

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1Books > Subjects > Children > Ages 4-8 > General
2Books > Subjects > Children > History & Historical Fiction > United States > 1800s
3Books > Subjects > Children > History & Historical Fiction > United States > General
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The concept of the Underground Railroad is difficult for most children to grasp, and they first think it is similar to the subway. I used this book with elementary students in a small rural school in North Carolina where there are very few minority students; they loved it. For the first time they were able to understand the horrors of slavery and what the slaves and "conductors" alike risked for freedom in the North. The author does an excellent job of making this dark and complex chapter in our history understandable the students. The wanted to read it again and again.
Allen Jay, an introduction to the underground railroad  Mar 28, 2000
Allen Jay and the Underground Railroad is the retelling of a man's recollections of his first experience helping an escaped slave. The book brings the underground railroad down to the level primary students can comprehend. This book makes for wonderful discussions regarding overcoming one's fears, going against the norm and doing what you believe to be morally correct. The story is very idealistic. The dark side of the time period is not dealt with in any depth. This makes the book excellent for young readers who are just getting their feet wet on the issue of slavery.

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