My kids had to read this book in elementary school around this time of year (for Black History month). It's an easy reader about a rambunctious boy named Tommy who learns that his father is part of the underground railroad. He ends up helping a slave family on their way to freedom. It's called the "Drinking Gourd" because that was a name for the Big Dipper constellation that held the North star, a guide the slaves could follow in their travels.
I have one husband, three children, two cats and a house full of too many books to count. I love to read, ride my bike, bake, develop my own photographs, and I've been known to neglect all housework to play with my kids.