freedom river book cover Meet John Parker, a slave who bought his freedom, became an inventor, and risked his life helping slaves escape as from the slave state of Kentucky to the free state of Ohio.


“Combines an exciting narrative with dramatic college and watercolor pictures.” Booklist

“A strikingly beautiful picture book.” School Library Journal

“Incomparable illustrations. . . a model of excellence in Picture-book making.” Kirkus Reviews.



A Coretta Scott King Illustration Honor Book

ALA Notable Children’s Book


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