Harriet Tubman: Freedom's Trailblazer [NOOK Book]

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One of the most popular series ever published for young Americans, these classics have been praised alike by parents, teachers, and librarians. With these lively, inspiring, fictionalized biographies -- easily read by children of eight and up -- today's youngster is swept right into history.
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Harriet Tubman: Freedom's Trailblazer

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Overview

One of the most popular series ever published for young Americans, these classics have been praised alike by parents, teachers, and librarians. With these lively, inspiring, fictionalized biographies -- easily read by children of eight and up -- today's youngster is swept right into history.
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Using fictionalized details and dialogue to create a sense of time, place, and character, this moving biography focuses on the childhood and adolescence of Harriet Tubman. Born Araminta (Minty) Ross, Tubman, at the age of five, is hired out to work for another family. Her new mistress is abusive, and Minty runs away. Captured and returned to her master's farm, she toils in the Maryland soil dreaming of freedom. When she is fifteen, a shopkeeper crushes her skull with a scale weight as she interferes with the capture of a runaway slave. She marries a free black named John Tubman, but knowing that she—and any children she bears—will be slaves, she runs north to freedom. The years Harriet spent on the Underground Railroad, her Union service as a nurse, scout, and a spy during the Civil War, her marriage to Nelson Davis, and her struggle to establish and maintain a home for indigent, aged Negroes is dramatized in the last third of the book. One of the "Childhood of Famous Americans" series. 2002, Simon & Schuster/Aladdin Paperbacks, Braaf
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781439112953
  • Publisher: Aladdin
  • Publication date: 5/11/2010
  • Series: Childhood of Famous Americans
  • Sold by: SIMON & SCHUSTER
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 192
  • Sales rank: 191,893
  • Age range: 8 - 12 Years
  • File size: 4 MB

Meet the Author

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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  • Posted June 6, 2009

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    Good choice to help kids understand slavery and its legacy. Harriet was an amazing American!

    My 3rd grade daughter picked this book. I was reluctant to read this with her, because of the violence Harriet Tubman encountered early in life. I didn't know much about her before reading the book. My daughter really enjoyed the book.

    Anyway, her story is compelling and her acts are truly brave. Reading this book will help kids understand their US history teachings in a more personal way.

    I will say that this book and Wikipedia's biography differ in several ways. It may be helpful to read a second source. This book is written for kids at an age-appropriate level.

    6 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 6, 2012

    Cool

    This is a good book that Im doing it as my report

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 4, 2012

    The best

    I love this book i rate it a million!!!!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 20, 2012

    Bitter sweet story.

    AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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