Important Resources for Underground Railroad History


Picture Books

  • Aunt Harriet’s Underground Railroad in the Sky – Faith Ringgold Picture Books
  • Aunt Harriet’s Underground Railroad in the Sky – Faith Ringgold
  • Ballad of the Underground Railroad – Charles L. Blockson
  • Follow the Drinking Gourd – Jeanette Winter
  • From Slave Ship to Freedom Road – Julius Lester
  • Harriet and the Promised Land – Jacob Lawrence
  • Harriet Tubman and the Underground Railroad (Graphic History) – Michael Martin
  • Henry’s Freedom Box: A True Story from the Underground Railroad – Kadir Nelson
  • Moses – Carole Boston Weatherford
  • Story of the Underground Railroad (coloring book) – Peter F. Colpeland
  • Sweet Clara and the Freedom Quilt – Deborah Hopkinson

YA Books

  • Bound for the North Star – Dennis Brindell Fradin
  • Dear Friend: Thomas Garrett & William Still– Judith Bentley
  • Free: Great Escapes from Slaver on the Underground Railroad – Lorene Cary
  • Harriet Tubman & the Underground Railroad – David A. Adler
  • … If You Traveled on the Underground Railroad – Ellen Levine
  • The Underground Railroad: An Interactive History Adventure – Allison Lassieur
  • The Underground Railroad for Kids: From Slavery to Freedom – Mary Kay Carson
  • Underground Railroad: Common Core Lessons – Carole Marsh

Adult Books  

  • Abolitionist Sisterhood – Jean Fagan Yellin
  • Activist Sentiments: Reading Black Women in the 19th Century – P. Gabrielle Foreman
  • African Americans in Pennsylvania – Joe William Trotter Jr.
  • African Americans in Pennsylvania – Charles L. Blockson
  • Antislavery and Abolition in Philadelphia – Richard Newman & James Mueller
  • Beyond the River: The Untold Story of the Heroes of the Underground – Ann Hagedorn
  • Black Abolitionists – Benjamin Quarles
  • Black Women Abolitionists – Shirley J. Yee
  • Bound for Canaan – Fergus M Bordewich
  • But One Race: The Life of Robert Purvis – Margaret Hope Bacon
  • Colonization and its Discontents – Beverly C. Tomek
  • Fleeing for Freedom: Stories of the Underground Railroad – edited George & Willene Hendrick
  • Forbidden Fruit: Love Stories from the Underground Railroad – Betty Deramus
  • Fragile Freedom – Erica Armstrong Dunbar
  • Harriet Tubman: The Moses of Her People – Sarah Bradford
  • Hidden in Plain View: A Secret Story of Quilts &the Underground Railroad – Jacqueline L. Tobin
  • Hippocrene Guide to the Underground Railroad – Charles L. Blockson
  • In the Shadow of the Civil War – Nat Brandt
  • Liberty Line: The Legend of the Underground Railroad – Larry Gara
  • Narrative of Frederick Douglass – Frederick Douglass
  • Narrative of Sojourner Truth – Sojourner Truth
  • Narrative of the Life of Henry Box Brown – Henry Box Brown
  • Pennsylvania Hall – Beverly C. Tomek
  • Philadelphia Guide to African American State Historical Markers – Charles L. Blockson
  • Philadelphia Stories: America’s Literature of Race and Freedom – Samuel Otter
  • Poetry of Slavery – Marcus Wood
  • The Price of a Child – Lorene Cary
  • The Underground Railroad – Charles L. Blockson
  • The Underground Railroad – William Still
  • The Underground Railroad from Slavery to Freedom: A Comprehensive History – Wilbur H. Siebert
  • The Underground Railroad in American History – National Park Services
  • The Underground Railroad in Pennsylvania – Charles L. Blockson
  • The Underground Railroad: First-Person Narratives – Charles L. Blockson
  • Underground Railroad in Delaware, Maryland, and West Virginia – William J. Switala
  • Underground Railroad in Pennsylvania – William J. Switala
  • Women & Sisters – Jean Fagan Yellin

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