In BookPage’s picture book roundup in celebration of Black History Month, contributor Robin Smith praises the “stunning simplicity” of Evans’s illustrations; his book is perfect for young readers being first introduced to the story of the Underground Railroad.
Here’s a preview from the Q&A with Evans about Underground:
Do you have a favorite book to read in honor of Black History Month?
That is a GREAT question . . . there are so MANY. The one that comes to mind actually is The Middle Passage by Tom Feelings . . . this is more about FEELING and when I pick this book up I have to go into a sad and scary part of my imagination . . . this helps me truly appreciate all of the work that has been put into building this history of ALL people.
Keep reading the Q&A on BookPage.com, and tell us:
What is your favorite book to read in honor of Black History Month?