Rappaport, Doreen.

Freedom river / Doreen Rappaport ; pictures by Bryan Collier. - 1st ed. - New York : Jump at the Sun/Hyperion Books for Children, 2000. - 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill., col maps ; 24 x 26 cm.

Map on lining papers.

Includes bibliographical references.

Describes an incident in the life of John Parker, an ex-slave who became a successful businessman in Ripley, Ohio, and who repeatedly risked his life to help other slaves escape to freedom.

Coretta Scott King Honor, illustrator, 2001.

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Parker, John P., 1827-1900 --Juvenile literature.


Underground Railroad--Juvenile literature.
African American abolitionists--Biography--Juvenile literature.
Free African Americans--Biography--Juvenile literature.
Slaves--United States--Biography--Juvenile literature.


Ripley (Ohio)--Biography--Juvenile literature.

E450 / .R23 2000

973.7/115 B