Crackerjack books box : Underground railroad / Colson Whitehead.
- Physical Description: 8 volumes, 1 audiobook ; in container, 29 cm x 22 cm x 40 cm + 1 folder
- Publisher: [New York] : Random House Large Print, 
- Copyright: ©2016
|Formatted Contents Note:|| 8 large print books (417 pages (large print) ; 24 cm) -- 1 Book on CD (9 audio discs (11 hours) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.) -- 1 folder with discussion questions and supplemental information.
|Participant or Performer Note:|| Read by Bahni Turpin.
|Summary, etc.:|| This Crackerjack Books Box is a Book Club discussion kit which circulates for six weeks.
Cora is a slave on a cotton plantation in Georgia. When Caesar, a recent arrival from Virginia, tells her about the Underground Railroad, they decide to take a terrifying risk and escape. Though they manage to find a station and head north, they are being hunted. Their first stop is South Carolina, in a city that initially seems like a haven. But the city's placid surface masks an insidious scheme designed for its black denizens. And even worse: Ridgeway, the relentless slave catcher, is close on their heels. Forced to flee again, Cora embarks on a harrowing flight, state by state, seeking true freedom. Like the protagonist of Gulliver's Travels, Cora encounters different worlds at each stage of her journey -- hers is an odyssey through time as well as space. As Whitehead re-creates the unique terrors for black people in the pre-Civil War era, his narrative weaves the saga of America from the brutal importation of Africans to the unfulfilled promises of the present day.
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