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The Underground Railroad

By Bonnie Bader

This is an American Girl Real Stories From My Time Book. It is about the Underground Railroad, which slaves used to get to freedom. It is not a train and it is not underground. It was places that were safe for the slaves to stop at. It was not very safe to travel on the Underground Railroad. If they were caught by a slave catcher, they would probably be hurt and returned to their slave owner.

This is a very good way for a kid to learn about history. If you know the American Girl dolls, this is one way the historical doll makes more sense. Addy becomes not just a doll, but a real person. There is even a short story of what Addy’s experiences might have been trying to escape slavery.

I recommend this book to someone interested in history. This would be a good book for a teacher to have for a curious kid.

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