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Children's LiteratureBorn into slavery, Harriet's young life was full of hardships. After recovering from an injury that occurred in the plantation field, she worked alongside her father where she shared her dreams of being free. In 1849 she escaped by using the Underground Railroad and was able to finally realize her dream of freedom. Risking her own life, Harriet went back to the South to bring the rest of her family to freedom. She made a total of 19 trips and rescued more than 300 slaves, earning the title of Conductor of the Underground Railroad. This book is well written, full of pictures, and the information given on just 32 pages is unbelievable. Both schools and homes should include this book in their libraries. It is part of the "Our People" series. 2004, The Child's World, Ages 9 to 12.
— Kathie Josephs