Littsie O'Donnell, orphaned by the cholera epidemic of 1832, tells the story of struggling to raise her little sister and of her involvement in the Underground Railroad. Her friendship with a former slave, Euleen Randolph, is deepened as they both discover the meaning of freedom and the sacrifice it takes to be an Underground Railroad Conductor. Their story brings to life abolitionists such as Harriet Beecher Stowe, James Birney, Theodore Weld, William Casey and Angelina Grimke. Aided in their adventures by a former circus horse, Dan, they grow up learning that freedom does not come easily; it requires courage and commitment.





Littsie and the Underground Railroad was awarded a bronze medal
by the Children's Moonbeam Book Awards.