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Author: Lesa Cline-Ransome   Illustrator: James E. Ransome   Read by: Shayna Small

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    ISBN: 9781430144250
    Release Date: 07/31/2020

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    Overground Railroad 1 HC/1 CD
    ISBN: 9781430144250
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    AudioFile Earphones Award "The rumble of train tracks, warm twangs of a banjo, and soft humming set the scene for this children's audiobook tracing one family's journey north during the Great Migration. Narrator Shayna Small embodies Ruth Ellen, the young Black girl who is escaping life on a tenant farm....Narrator Dion Graham calls out as the conductor in a booming voice and quietly joins in when Ruth Ellen reads from a worn copy of Frederick Douglass's chronicle of his escape to freedom. The skillfully layered audiobook mirrors the richness of the picture book's moving illustrations."

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    Review by: AudioFile Magazine - October 1, 2020
    The rumble of train tracks, warm twangs of a banjo, and soft humming set the scene for this children's audiobook tracing one family's journey north during the Great Migration. Narrator Shayna Small embodies Ruth Ellen, the young Black girl who is escaping life on a tenant farm for a new life in New York. Shayna's voice reflects Ruth Ellen's mingled anxiety and joy at making the train journey with her parents, and the sadness of leaving other family members behind. Narrator Dion Graham calls out as the conductor in a booming voice and quietly joins in when Ruth Ellen reads from a worn copy of Frederick Douglass's chronicle of his escape to freedom. The skillfully layered audiobook mirrors the richness of the picture book's moving illustrations.

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    Award: AudioFile Earphones Award    2020