Sunday 2 September 2012

Unspoken: A Story From The Underground Railroad - Henry Cole

A Story From The Underground Railroad
Henry Cole
ISBN 9780545399975

There is a saying that a picture is worth a thousand words. This book without text proves that. With incredible pencil illustrations the story is told of a young farm girl that discovers a runaway slave and helps in any small way that she can. Knowing these events took place again and again in history, and some not as successful as this, makes this a very moving book. It is incredibly powerful and touching. This book was written to honor a family's oral tradition of stories about the civil war and life in and around some of those events. It is a story told without words, and two characters that communicate and develop a bond without words. This book was incredible and one of my favorite books this year!

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