Unspoken: A Story From the Underground Railroad
Title: Unspoken: A Story From the Underground Railroad
Author: Henry Cole
In this wordless picture book, a young Southern farm girl discovers a runaway slave hiding behind the corn crib in the barn and decides to help him.
When a farm girl discovers a runaway slave
hiding in the barn, she is at once
startled and frightened.
But the stranger’s fearful eyes
weigh upon her conscience,
and she must make a difficult choice.
Will she have the courage to help him?
Unspoken gifts of humanity unite the girl
and the runaway as they each face a journey:
one following the North Star,
the other following her heart.
Henry Cole’s unusual and original rendering
of the Underground Railroad
speaks directly to our deepest sense