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Running for Our Lives

Running for Our Lives

Written for grade 5 through 7. Fleeing slavery, Luther, 13; his parents; his little sister, Carrie; and a baby whose mother had been sold to another owner leave Missouri. Following the Underground Railroad north to Canada, they encounter numerous obstacles. To avoid slave catchers, the family separates, and Luther and Carrie are forced to go on alone. Along the way, they meet their aunt and her husband. The four of them settle on a farm in Canada, but the children never give up hope of finding their parents.

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