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Minty by Alan Schroeder
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Feb 10, 2012

really liked it
bookshelves: 3-9, african-american, biography, nonfiction, slaves, coretta-scott-king-award, women
Recommended to Robert by: Michelle Fralinger
Read on February 10, 2012

This is an interesting biography of Harriet Tubman, who was known as Minty. This concentrates on her youth before she ran away.

Readers learn how Minty came to want to run away (obvious, I suppose) and some of the events that built her character. We meet her parents and learn their viewpoints. We notice the abhorrent behavior of the plantation owner.

I admittedly do not know much about Harriet Tubman. I was surprised to learn that she had been a slave in Maryland. I would have thought it was deeper in the south that she had eascaped from.

The illustrations by Jerry Pinkney were excellent! Very compelling. I have read a few books now with his illustrations. Good stuff.

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