Follow The Drinking Gourd:

Bibliographic Information: Winter, J. (1992). Follow the drinking gourd. New York. The Dragonfly Books.

Short Annotation: Peg Leg Joe who was a white one-legged sailor who taught slaves a song, which had a hidden message secretly, told slaves how to escape.

Genre: Historical Fiction

Grade Level: 5th grade

Readers who will like this book: Readers who like to learn about history and how a secret song taught slaves to escape slavery.

Personal Response and Rating: (1-4): 4. I loved how this story gives a different outlook on slavery by having a white man help slaves escape.

Text- Dependent Question: What were the lyrics to the “follow the drinking gourd” song?

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