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Harriet Tubman: Hero of the Underground Railroad

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After escaping slavery, Harriet Tubman led others to freedom on the Underground Railroad. Find out how she also helped win the war that freed all slaves.
Hardcover, 24 pages
Published January 1st 2007 by Picture Window Books
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Leslie Medrano
Genre: Nonfiction-biography
Format: Children's picture book
Awards: None

Summary: Harriet was born into slavery. Her job was to clean her master's house and take care of the baby. Every time the baby cried, Harriet would get whipped. Harriet was caught taking some sugar one day and was chased with a whip by her master. She was so afraid that she ran to the pigpen. Harriet stayed there for five days and ate the pig's scraps. She knew she had to come back. When she grew into a young woman, she marrie
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Mariela
May 01, 2014 Mariela rated it it was amazing
this book has won many awards it's time such as 7 American Inhouse Graphic Design Award, Children's Book Committee & Bank Street College of Education, and in 2008 The Best Children's Books of the Year. how could this book not win an award when it's telling a story about one of the most greatest woman ever to be alive. this book was created for an age range of five to nine years of age. just spoke talks about the incredible journey Harriet Tubman took to be a free woman. the amazing part come ...more
Laurie Trout
RL: 3.8
Lexile: 665
Fountas & Pinnell: P

This is a well written picture book on the life of Harriet Tubman. The first page sets up the importance of the story. Starting with the time around Harriet's birth and finishing with the respect shown at her funeral, this book gives a brief overview of this strong woman. The illustrations are full of color and help to tell the story and give the setting.

Classroom Use:
Text Extras: The book contains a timeline, Did You Know spot, a glossary, an index, and
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Lisa Hartmann
Apr 29, 2014 Lisa Hartmann rated it it was amazing
Harriet Tubman: Hero of the Underground Railroad by Lori Mortensen is a non fiction story great for elementary school age children. I really enjoyed reading this book. I personally did not realize how much of a hero this woman was. Harriett Tubman grew up as a slave and had an extremely difficult life. She spent her young life as a slave in several different homes and didn't seem to lose her drive for freedom and her spirit to help others. Once she followed the underground railroad she was a fre ...more
Matthew
This is a very well written biography of Harriet Tubman. It reveals some of the commonly unshared information of her life like the facts about her first husband and the work that she did during and after the Civil War. Typically, that information is pushed aside and the focus is solely on her accomplishments for the Underground Railroad, which are extraordinary but not the only thing worth mentioning about her. I liked the text and I enjoyed the afterword that I felt revealed more new informatio ...more
Samantha
This introduction to Harriet Tubman includes key events in her life as slave and her many achievements throughout her long life, including her work during the Civil War and as a suffragist.

Mixed media illustrations are reminiscent of story quilts and hold the viewer's interest if the text is read aloud. Back matter includes a timeline, facts about Tubman, a glossary, and a further reading list.

Recommended for grades 3-5, especially during Black History Month.
Shelli
Jun 25, 2013 Shelli rated it really liked it
This is a good introduction to young readers and listeners about Harriet Tubman. The book has a very PG description of the horrors of slavery and is best suited for K-3rd grade.
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