The Golden Pathway is an inspirational tale about The Underground Railroad and one boy's courage to help a slave escape.
No matter how hard he tries, David can't block the high-pitched screams that regularly come from the barn. Even though they always stop, David knows Pa will seek a new victim next time. David loves his Pa, but he must put an end to it--the slave beatings, that is. David conducts his usual routine that consists of sneaking out of his bedroom and cleaning up the wounds of his Pa's slave, Jenkins, after each beating.
With no regard for his own safety, David promises to help Jenkins escape. Finally able to convince his father to let him go into town with him, David confronts the general store keeper, a quaker. The storekeeper slips David a piece of paper and tells him to follow the directions. That night, David wakes Jenkins and tells him what to do. Knowing his dad would never figure out he helped Jenkins escape, David climbs into bed with the biggest smile he ever had.
Many clever and creative ideas helped slaves during their escape and The Golden Pathway reminds us all about the importance of the cloaked gateway to freedom and those who were sympathetic to many enslaved in their flights to freedom. This daring escape puts you right in David's shoes as he risks his life to outrun slavery. A tale sure to inspire anyone who doubts their own courage.
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Reading Level: Ages 8-12
Paperback: 24 pages
Publisher: Guardian Angel Publishing, Inc (August 12, 2010)
Source of review copy: Publicist