Rabbit Ears Treasury of African American Heroes
Follow the Drinking Gourd; John Henry
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Rabbit Ears Treasury of African American Heroes features brave and spirited characters in these classic stories read by your favorite stars and featuring original music by some of today’s greatest artists.
Follow the Drinking Gourd
Read by Morgan Freeman
Original Music by Taj Mahal
Based on the traditional American folksong, this compelling tale recounts the daring adventures of one family’s escape from slavery by way of the Underground Railroad. This touching story captures the drama of a perilous flight to freedom.
Read by Denzel Washington
Original Music by B. B. King
Join John Henry, an African American hero born with a hammer in this hand, on a scenic journey from cotton country to the wilderness. There he finds men of all color working together to build a great railroad. John Henry quickly becomes king of the railroad camps by driving more steel than any man alive, and in an exciting contest even out-performs a steam drill.
Listening Library (Audio), 9780739335130
Publication Date: May 27, 2008