by Doreen Rappaport, Illustrated by Bryan Collier
Publication Date: Dec 18, 2007
List Price: $6.99
Format: Paperback, 32 pages
Target Age Group: Picture Book
Publisher: Disney Publishing Worldwide
Parent Company: The Walt Disney Company
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One thousand feet across the Ohio River lay Ripley, Ohio?and freedom. Before the Civil War, Kentucky was a slave state, while Ohio remained free. Time and time again, John Parker, an ex-slave who had bought his own freedom, led Kentucky slaves across a thin stretch of river to Ohio, and safety. These dangerous journeys demanded a tremendous amount of courage, planning, and faith.
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