DK Biography: Harriet Tubman

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Loaded with archival photographs and amazing facts, the DK Biography series introduces young readers to some of history's most interesting and influential characters.

DK Biography: Harriet Tubman tells the story of the famous abolitionist, from her childhood as a slave on a Maryland plantation, to her dramatic escape, to her tireless work as an organizer of the Underground Railroad.

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Overview

Loaded with archival photographs and amazing facts, the DK Biography series introduces young readers to some of history's most interesting and influential characters.

DK Biography: Harriet Tubman tells the story of the famous abolitionist, from her childhood as a slave on a Maryland plantation, to her dramatic escape, to her tireless work as an organizer of the Underground Railroad.

Supports the Common Core State Standards.

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The titles in the DK Biography series set a detailed personal life story within the context of history. The story told in Harriet Tubman begins with her life under slavery. Meticulous about what is known and what is not confirmed, the simple prose is eloquent in describing how Tubman started as a passenger on the Underground Railroad and went on to become one of its most famous conductors, with examples of her amazing physical stamina, courage, and cunning. Highly readable, the series design, with highly legible type on thick paper, includes color photographs and prints on every spread; sidebars that detail the political history and important leaders; and spacious back matter with a comprehensive time line, bibliography, and fully documented chapter notes.
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Gr 6–9—Sawyer follows Tubman from a humble enslaved childhood to her adult life as a free woman and as a guide to lead others to freedom. Along the way, readers gain an appreciation for her brave and extraordinary actions as an abolitionist. In an age when many of her compatriots were treated as chattel, Tubman owned land, rubbed shoulders with the rich and powerful, and openly challenged the institution of slavery. Containing a wealth of photographs and illustrations, this attractive biography provides good general background information, helpful definitions, engaging sidebars, and a visual time line.—Tracy H. Chrenka, Forest Hills Public Schools, Grand Rapids, MI
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780756658069
  • Publisher: DK Publishing, Inc.
  • Publication date: 1/18/2010
  • Series: DK Biography Series
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 201,898
  • Age range: 9 - 13 Years
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 7.70 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Kem Knapp Sawyer is the author of DK Biography: Anne Frank and DK Biography: Eleanor Roosevelt, also in the DK Biography series. She has written several books for children, including Freedom Calls: Journey of a Slave Girl.
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