Archaeologist, historian, and author.
Winner of the 2007 Governor General's Literary Award for Non-Fiction.
KAROLYN SMARDZ FROST
The Underground Railroad: Next Stop, Toronto! (new edition forthcoming in 2021!)
The only book ever written about Toronto's role as a major Underground Railroad terminus. Richly illustrated, it traces the journeys of courageous women, men and little children who made the perilous trip north in search of freedom. This unique volume describes the strong community they built in their adopted city, using never-before-published information about Toronto's African Canadian past. Written by three senior historians, The Underground Railroad: Next Stop, Freedom! is both engaging and accessible for both youth and adult readers. It offers new insights into this country's rich African Canadian heritage, and details the many contributions freedom-seekers and their descendants have made to the building, not only of Toronto, but also of this nation.