Night Boat to Freedom

Night Boat to Freedom

Book - 2006
Average Rating:
Rate this:
At the request of his fellow slave Granny Judith, Christmas John risks his life to take runaways across a river from Kentucky to Ohio. Based on slave narratives recorded in the 1930s.
Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2006.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780374312664
Call Number: RAVEN
Characteristics: p.
Subjects: Fugitive slaves -- Juvenile fiction.
Slavery -- Juvenile fiction.
Underground Railroad -- Juvenile fiction.
African Americans -- Juvenile fiction.
Kentucky -- History -- 1792-1865 -- Juvenile fiction.
Ohio -- History -- 1787-1865 -- Juvenile fiction.
Historical fiction, Juvenile.
Additional Contributors: Lewis, Earl B. - Illustrator


From the critics

Community Activity


Add a Comment

May 27, 2014

very good . A young 14 yr old rows slaves to freedom on the dark of the moon at the risk of his own life due to his Grandma's urging . And then after many crossings and years it is their turn for freedom . Based on true narratives from slaves that escaped this way. A good book on this subject of the truth is " The Refugee or The Narratives of Fugitive Slaves in Canada " by Drew Benjamin .


Add Age Suitability

There are no ages for this title yet.


Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.


Add Notices

There are no notices for this title yet.


Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Explore Further

Browse by Call Number


Subject Headings


Find it at GCPL

To Top