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My First Biography - Harriet Tubman

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The MY FIRST BIOGRAPHY series brings the biggest life stories to the smallest readers.

Harriet Tubman escaped from slavery. She vowed she would fight to free all slaves. Her perseverance sparked Americans to stand up for equality. With simple, lyrical text and bold, kid-friendly illustrations, this book introduces Harriet Tubman to the youngest readers and inspires them to fight for freedom.

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Overview


The MY FIRST BIOGRAPHY series brings the biggest life stories to the smallest readers.

Harriet Tubman escaped from slavery. She vowed she would fight to free all slaves. Her perseverance sparked Americans to stand up for equality. With simple, lyrical text and bold, kid-friendly illustrations, this book introduces Harriet Tubman to the youngest readers and inspires them to fight for freedom.

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Children's Literature - Sharon Salluzzo
In simple, clear prose Bauer presents Harriet Tubman as an American hero. With just one or two lines on each page, she recounts Tubman's early life in slavery and her cruel treatment by various masters to whom she was hired out. After Tubman escaped to Philadelphia, she made repeated trips back home to Maryland in order to guide scores of fugitive slaves safely to freedom in the North. Tubman's contributions to the Union cause in the Civil War included duties as a nurse, cook and spy. After the war, she became involved in the women's suffrage movement. The full-color illustrations expand the text. Careful attention to period details and clothing evoke the setting and time period. Facial expressions and the body language in the drawings depict the fears and dangers of living in, and attempting to escape, slavery. Tubman's incredible determination and bravery come through in both words and pictures. Part of the "My First Biography" series, this is recommended as an introduction to the subject for both beginning readers and for preschool and early primary grade children. Reviewer: Sharon Salluzzo
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780545232579
  • Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
  • Publication date: 12/1/2010
  • Series: My First Biography Series
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 335,524
  • Age range: 4 - 8 Years
  • Lexile: 530L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 7.70 (w) x 7.80 (h) x 0.10 (d)

Meet the Author


Marion Dane Bauer has written fiction and nonfiction, picture books, chapter books, young adult novels. Her bestselling novel On My Honor was named a Newbery Honor book. She lives in Minnesota.

Tammie Lyon first discovered her love of drawing at the kitchen table with her father. After pursuing a career as a professional ballet dancer, Tammie attended Columbus College of Art and Design, where she earned her BFA. After working in greeting card illustration, Tammie turned to freelance illustrating in the children’s market. She lives in Cincinnati with her husband, Lee, and spends her days in her studio with her dog, Gus.

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