The Golden Pathway by Donna M. McDine
A Story of Friendship and Courage
A young boy befriends an abused slave
and defies his father to help his new friend attain freedom
(TAPPAN, NEW YORK) – The Golden Pathway is a richly illustrated work of historical fiction that allows children to comprehend the horror of slavery as well as the courage of the people who risked their lives to help slaves escape via the Underground Railroad. Told from a child’s perspective, the story begins with David, who is raised in a hostile environment where abuse occurs daily. David attempts to break the mold and befriends the slave, Jenkins, owned by his Pa. Fighting against extraordinary times and beliefs, David attempts to lead Jenkins to freedom with no regard for his own safety and possible consequences dealt out by his Pa.
Additional resources at the end of the book include a glossary of the code words used and a list of websites with information about the Underground Railroad.
About the author: Donna McDine is an award-winning children’s author, with Honorable Mentions in the 77th and 78th Annual Writer’s Digest Writing Competitions. Her stories have been published in many print and online publications and her interest in American History resulted in writing and publishing The Golden Pathway. Donna has two more books under contract with Guardian Angel Publishing, The Hockey Agony and Powder Monkey. Learn more at www.donnamcdine.com.
What they’re saying about The Golden Pathway:
“Once children have read about David and the part he played in the Underground Railroad, they’ll be eager to find other stories to enhance what they’ve learned in The Golden Pathway.”
~ Beverly Stowe McClure, author of Rebel in Blue Jeans, Just Breeze, and Caves, Cannons, and Crinolines
Title: The Golden Pathway
Author: Donna M. McDine
Genre: Children 8-12/Historical Fiction
ISBN: 978-1-61633-081-1 paperback; 978-1-61633-082-8 ebook
Publication Date: August 2010
Price: $9.95 paperback; $5.00 ebook
Publisher: Guardian Angel Publishing, Inc. http://www.guardianangelpublishing.com/pathway.htm
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