Underground to Canada Theme

Underground to Canada Theme
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Underground to Canada Summary & Activities

Underground to Canada by Barbara Smucker

By Lauren Ayube

Underground to Canada is about twelve year old Julilly and her courageous escape to freedom. A historical fiction piece written specifically for young readers, this story takes place before the Civil War, and not only depicts the trials and tribulations that enslaved people endured, but the heroic efforts of those who helped them along their road to freedom.




Underground to Canada

Storyboard Description

Have students illustrate examples of themes in Underground to Canada by Barbara Smucker

Storyboard Text

  • BRAVERY
  • I'm goin' with you, Liza. I'm afraid and not afraid, same as you.
  • Julilly's bravery is evident throughout the entire novel. Perhaps the greatest evidence of bravery is her decision to escape in the first place.
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