Written by Angela Johnson
Illustrated by Loren Long
During the time of the Great Migration, a young boy from Mississippi dreams of trains. While working in the cotton fields, he listens for the hope-filled sound of Casey Jones’ train whistle. After Jones’ tragic death, the young man decides that when the time comes, he will leave the cotton behind and take the train to find his place in the world. Read more >>
Originally posted on July 17, 2022.