Black History Month Class 14

2nd November 2020
In Year 6 the children have been reading the amazing book 'Unspoken' by Henry Cole. This is a beautiful wordless picture book based on the history of the American Underground Railroad and tells the story of a girl who helps a fugitive slave escape capture. The children have used this stunning book to inspire some brilliant writing. 
A young girl's courage is tested in this haunting, wordless story.

When a farm girl discovers a runaway slave
hiding in the barn, she is at once
startled and frightened.

But the stranger's fearful eyes
weigh upon her conscience,
and she must make a difficult choice.
Will she have the courage to help him?

Unspoken gifts of humanity unite the girl
and the runaway as they each face a journey:
one following the North Star,
the other following her heart.


Henry Cole's unusual and original rendering
of the Underground Railroad
speaks directly to our deepest sense
of compassion.