Harriet Tubman

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Simon and Schuster, May 11, 2010 - Juvenile Fiction - 192 pages
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Experience the childhood of Harriet Tubman, a true American history all-star who grew up to be a hero of the antislavery movement and who guided many slaves to freedom on the Underground Railroad.

As a young woman, Harriet Tubman escaped from slavery by traveling the Underground Railroad. But instead of staying safely in the North, she made it her mission to rescue her family and others who were still enslaved, earning the nickname “Moses” for guiding so many to freedom. She went on to serve in the Union Army and as a scout and a spy, and she was the first woman to lead an armed expedition—one that liberated more than 700 slaves in South Carolina.

This narrative biography explores the childhood of Harriet Tubman, who was born to enslaved parents and whose early life was full of hardship. One of nine children, the values and influences impressed upon Harriet as a child helped shape her into the American hero she became.

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A marvelous wonderful inspirational book for ALL 5th graders coming from one of your very own. Read it. Believe it. Dream it.

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Harriet was born as a slave. She later found out that her mom had been free. She grew up in slave state Maryland. She worked hard and once got hired out to a woman to be a house maid. The woman was irate whenever Harriet didn't work as hard or as well as the woman wanted. She often beat Harriet and from then on, Harriet preferred to work outside. One day one of the runaway slaves was at the store trying to runaway. Harriet run over to see what was going on. She got hit in the head by a brick. She fainted from then on at different times. She got married to a free black named John. She wanted to go north and be free, but he didn't care about her freedom. She left him and headed north. She made it north and from then on she took other blacks north. She later found out that John had remarried. She worked hard during the civil war. She helped take care of sick men and later went on spy missions and brought back news of the south's plans. In all her life of moving north and south, she was never caught. She died of old age. I liked this book a lot. It's a great kid book. I think every history loving kid should read this book! 

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About the author (2010)

Kathleen Kudlinski was born in Pennsylvania. When she grew up, she studied art and biology at the University of Maine. She became a science teacher, but when she stopped teaching, she tried writing. She is the author of books about Rosa Parks, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Dr. Seuss, and many more.

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