Go Free or Die: A Story about Harriet Tubman

Go Free or Die: A Story about Harriet Tubman

by Jeri Chase Ferris, Karen Ritz
     
 

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A biography of the black woman whose cruel experiences as a slave in the South led her to seek freedom in the North for herself and for others through the Underground Railroad.

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A biography of the black woman whose cruel experiences as a slave in the South led her to seek freedom in the North for herself and for others through the Underground Railroad.

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School Library Journal
ea. vol: map. (Creative Minds Bks.). CIP. Carolrhoda. 1988. PLB $9.95. Gr 3-6 Ferris presents all the pertinent facts about her subjects, but in a narrative framework that includes invented dialogue, attributed emotions, and se lective highlighting of events. This makes for interesting, readable stories that still contain enough information for reports. Go Free or Die is the weaker of the two. It has some major discrepan cies with other sources, and traces Tub man's life only through her escape from slavery at age 28. The remaining 50 years of her lifeincluding her numer ous trips back South to lead other slaves to freedom, her Civil War activi ties, and her later yearsare covered in an 8-page afterword. Sam and Beryl Epstein's Harriet Tubman: Guide to Freedom (Garrard, 1968), geared to ap proximately the same age group, cov ers most of Tubman's life in an ade quate manner. Walking the Road to Freedom is better, although the black- and-white illustrations are boring and bland. Truth's long life is covered effec tively. Ann W. Moore, Lane Road Li brary, Columbus

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780876145043
Publisher:
Lerner Publishing Group
Publication date:
01/28/1988
Series:
Creative Minds Biographies Series
Pages:
64
Product dimensions:
5.88(w) x 8.48(h) x 0.23(d)
Lexile:
800L (what's this?)
Age Range:
8 - 11 Years

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