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The Underground Railroad

By: Colson Whitehead
Published: ©2016
Pages: 306
Total Copies: 15
Genre:  FictionHistorical Fiction | Cultural, African-American  | Regional, American South


Description: Cora is a slave on a cotton plantation in Georgia. Life is hellish for all the slaves but especially bad for Cora; an outcast even among her fellow Africans, she is coming into womanhood – where even greater pain awaits. When Caesar, a recent arrival from Virginia, tells her about the Underground Railroad, they decide to take a terrifying risk and escape. Matters do not go as planned and, though they manage to find a station and head north, they are being hunted.

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