Encrypted Freedom: Follow the Drinking Gourd

Friday, May 4, 2007.

Follow the Drinking GourdAuthor: Jeanette Winter (on JOMB)
Illustrator: Jeanette Winter
Published: 1992 Dragonfly Books (on JOMB)
ISBN: 0679819975

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Saturated with colour and emotion, this beautifully illustrated book — like the song that inspired it — opens young eyes to the value of freedom and the price some pay to achieve it. Fact or fiction, it’s an inspiring read.

Follow the Drinking Gourd” performed by The Brookfield High School World Voices Choir and Maria Hawkins used with permission of Jeannie Hunter. Learn more about The Brookfield Highschool World Voices Choir on this episode of The Electric Sky Podcast.


Comment by Steph Wahome

May 7, 2007 @ 1:17 am

This is a great book. It is a simple and fun read for the kids that gives them insight to the importance of the underground railroad. I used it with a class of third grade students and it helped them to understand the clues slaves used to travel the underground railroad. At the end of the book the words to the song and sheet music is available. Our music teacher learned the music and song and taught the students it during music class. It was great! The kids still know the song one year later.

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