Jul 06, 10
everyone particularly 4th grade and up.
Read on July 06, 2010
Minty, written by Alan Schroeder and illustrations bye Jerry Pinkney is a fantastic book! It is the story of a young Harriet Tubman. In this book, the main character Minty is a young slave girl who begins by working in her master’s house and then eventually becomes a field slave due to her “disobedience” or I like to say strong-will in believing what’s right. The book’s illustrations are realistic and captures that old time southern era. The colors are beautiful from the different sceneries (inside houses to being out in the forrest). This book does an excellent job portraying the amazing human spirit bestowed upon a young slave girl who more than anything wants to and someday will escape to freedom through The Underground Railroad. This is a great book children can read when learning about slavery and The Underground Railroad. This book is recommended for children 4th grade and up.