Author: Bernardine Connelly
Artist: Yvonne Buchanan
Genre: Family / African American / Slavery / Drama / Racism
Year Published: 1992
Year Read: 1993
Publisher: Rabbit Ears Books
Series: American Heroes and Legends
Content Rating: Ages 5+ (Themes of Racism and Slavery)
“Follow the Drinking Gourd” is another tender story from Rabbit Ears’ “American Heroes and Legends” series and it masterfully details the story of how a family of African-American slaves tried to escape slavery through the Underground Railroad. This story is clearly one of Rabbit Ears’ best stories and also their most dramatic story ever created.
“Follow the Drinking Gourd” is a true dramatic story about the Underground Railroad and it shows the bravery of the family in a positive light as they struggled to find the freedom that they longed for. This story is a true masterpiece and is probably one of Rabbit Ears’ finest stories ever told and children ages five and up will truly appreciate this story of courage and wit.