Minty: a story of young Harriet Tubman

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Dial Books for Young Readers, May 1, 1996 - Social Science - 40 pages
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Young Harriet Tubman, whose childhood name was Minty, dreams of escaping slavery on the Brodas plantation in the late 1820s.

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The illustrations were also amazing. - Goodreads
It also kind of a mysterious ending... - Goodreads
The pictures in this book are very rich and colorful. - Goodreads
The illustrations by Jerry Pinkney were excellent! - Goodreads
Author's Note gives a brief overview of her adult life. - Goodreads
The pictures in this book are done with watercolor. - Goodreads

Review: Minty: A Story of Young Harriet Tubman

User Review  - Kendall Brown - Goodreads

I really enjoyed this book and it showed the theme of courage really well. I think this would be a wonderful book to read to kids because it gives them an insight of what the slaves went through in ... Read full review

Review: Minty: A Story of Young Harriet Tubman

User Review  - Jenny - Goodreads

My 8 y/o daughter loved this book. she has been slightly obsessed with Harriet Tubman and slavery so this was a great book for her. it's beautifully illustrated and is a great supposed account of what a young Harriet Tubman's childhood was like as a slave. Read full review

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About the author (1996)

Alan Schroeder has written a number of well-received books for children. He lives in Alameda, California.

Acclaimed American artist Jerry Pinkney was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on December 22, 1939. He began drawing as a four-year-old child, studied commercial art at the Dobbins Vocational School, and received a full scholarship to the Philadelphia Museum College of Art. After graduating, Pinkney worked in design and illustrations, helped found Kaleidoscope Studios, and later opened the Jerry Pinkney Studio. Pinkney is well-known as a children's book illustrator and has created the art for over one hundred titles, including Julius Lester's John Henry, Sam and the Tigers, and The Old African, plus adaptations of Hans Christian Andersen's The Little Match Girl and The Nightingale. He has won five Caldecott Honor Medals, five Coretta Scott King Awards, four Coretta Scott King Honor Awards, four New York Times Best Illustrated Book awards, the Hamilton King Award, and many others. He received the Virginia Hamilton Literary award from Kent State University in 2000, the University of Southern Mississippi Medallion in 2004, and the Original Art's Lifetime Achievement Award from the Society of Illustrators in 2006. Pinkney was awarded the 2009 Caldecott Medal. In addition to holding numerous one-man retrospectives and exhibiting his work in more than one hundred international group shows, Pinkney's art resides in the permanent collections of the Library of Congress, the New York Public Library, the Delaware Art Museum, and the Brandywine River Art Museum. He has taught art at the Pratt Institute, the University of Delaware, and the University of Buffalo.