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Harriet Tubman spent her early years as a slave before she escaped. She dedicated her life to helping others escape from slavery, too.
Paperback, 31 pages
Published June 23rd 2010 by Children's Press(CT) (first published September 1st 2002)
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Darlina Tato
Apr 12, 2012 rated it it was amazing
This book is about Harriet Tubman and her life as a slave. This is her biography written by Will Mara. Tubman was born a slave in 1820 and she started to work in a farm at the age of six. In 1849 she ran away to Pennsylvania because it was one of the free states. Tubman helped over three hundred slaves to leave the slave states and move to the north. A lot of white farmers paid people to look for her but they never caught her. She married Nelson Davis and died in 1913 at the age of 90. This book ...more
Patricia Wilson
Mar 31, 2012 rated it it was amazing
The book Harriet Tubman by Wil Mara is a 31 page biography. The age range is primary. This book should be read because it tells about a courageous woman in a dangerous time.
The book tells that Ms. Tubman was born in 1820. She was born a slave and never went to school or played as a child. She was made to care for children, work the farm, and clean houses at the age of six. She left and went to Pennsylvania where slavery was illegal. She helped many slaves escape the south to freedom in the nort
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Kari Worsham
Simple, easy-to-read Rookie Biography from Children's Press. Perfect for younger students to learn about Harriet Tubman. Pictures are appropriate and match what the text is about. Maps are clear and easy to understand. Includes table of contents, Fast Facts throughout text, a timeline, poem, how you can help others, glossary, index, website, and brief note about the author. 32 pgs. I love these types of books for first graders when we do Black History research in February, these simple biographi ...more
Jackie316
Feb 24, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Short & sweet. He does a great job of summing up Harriet Tubman's life.
Kyra Harwell
This is much better than the 2002 edition. I would love to have more like this one about other famous Americans.
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Jun 10, 2014 rated it really liked it
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My youngest child is obsessed with Harriet Tubman and was very excited to read this book to me.
Jana
For a Rookie Reader for developing readers, I'm impressed with the interesting text and awesome illustrations in this biography about Harriet Tubman.
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Wil Mara has been publishing books for the last 25 years. He began with nonfiction for school libraries, moved into children's fiction by ghostwriting five of the popular ‘Boxcar Children Mysteries,' then into adult fiction with his 2005 disaster thriller, Wave, which won the New Jersey Notable Book Award. The next disaster novel, The Gemini Virus, was released in October 2012 to rave reviews by c ...more
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