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Beacon to Freedom: The Story of a Conductor on the Underground Railroad
Beacon to Freedom: The Story of a Conductor on the Underground Railroad
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Beacon to Freedom: The Story of a Conductor on the Underground Railroad

by Jenna Glatzer
Illustrated by Ebony Glenn

Reverend John Rankin is credited with providing safety through the Underground Railroad to more than 2,000 people as they tried to escape slavery. Not as well-known as Harriet Tubman's story to most readers, Beacon to Freedom recounts in an illlustrated, nonfiction narrative how Rankin guided runaways across the wide Ohio River with a light in his window, giving them hope in a time of great fear and danger.

Reading LevelGrades 3-5
Interest LevelGrades 1-5
Lexile Level750L
ATOS Level4.7
AR Points0.5
AR Quiz #186779
Text TypeNarrative Nonfiction
PublisherCapstone Press
Page Dimensions9" x 11"
Page Count40
BindingReinforced Library Binding
List Price: $31.32 School/Library Price

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School Library Connection - Mary Hyson, Librarian, East Penn School District, Macungie, PA

"This title would make a great addition to any unit dealing with the Underground Railroad or slavery, and could open a discussion on visiting historic homes in your neighborhood. Overall, this would be a great addition to any collection, library, or classroom." - School Library Connection

November 1, 2017

Jenna Glatzer

Jenna Glatzer

Jenna Glatzer ( is the award-winning author of 25 books for grown-ups and kids, including the authorized biography Celine Dion: For Keeps, The Marilyn Monroe Treasures, Never Ever Give Up: The Inspiring Story of Jessie and Her JoyJars with Erik Rees, Unthinkable with Scott Rigsby, and Bullyproof Your Child for Life with Dr. Joel Haber. Her daughter is in third grade. Jenna is afraid of roller coasters, but has always liked riding Ferris wheels.

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