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Harriet Tubman was born a slave on a Maryland plantation in the 1800's. She trusts in God, but her faith is tested at every turn. Should she obey her masters or listen to her conscience?
This story from Harriet's childhood is a record of courage. Even more, it's a story of God's faithfulness, as He prepares her for her adult calling to lead more than 300 people out of slavery through the Underground Railroad.
"Young readers will identify with Harriet Tubman's courage and faith as she uses the strength she gains through adversity to lead others to a new life of freedom. Highly recommended reading." — Lauraine Snelling, author, Golden Filly and High Hurdles series
|Series:||Daughters of the Faith Series|
|Edition description:||New Edition|
|Product dimensions:||5.20(w) x 7.40(h) x 0.40(d)|
|Age Range:||8 - 12 Years|
About the Author
WENDY LAWTON, an award-winning writer, sculptor, and doll designer, founded the Lawton Doll Company in 1979. She currently works as an agent for the Books & Such Literary Agency. Wendy has written numerous books, including six for her Daughters of Faith series and four for her Real TV series. Wendy is active in her church and is a frequent speaker for women's groups. Wendy and her husband, Keith, are parents to three adult children and live in Hilmar, California.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This book about Harriet Tubman was interesting to me, and I believe it could be to many young people. It is inspiring and hopeful at the same time.
I enjoyed this book so much, this was an insirational book about a brave little girl. The faith shown in this book was amazing. It was an excellent look into the past, and into the strengh of a little girl growing up in hard times.
You may know who Harriet Tubman was, and what she did as an adult in helping other slaves, like herself. While reading this book, you'll find out what her childhood was like too, and how it formed her life into what she became. Growing up, young Harriet's name was Araminta. (This was news to me.) Through the book, she's usually called Minty by her family & friends. "Minty" lives in the servant's quarter on the Brodas Plantation, and works hard every single day of her life. She's constantly surrounded by her loving family and close-knit friends. Hymns are always being sung, while the slaves went about their daily work. Some of these songs are exactly what gives Minty the courage to face each new day. "Go down, Moses. Way down in Egypt-land. Tell ol' Pharoh To let My people go." Harriet Tubman went through many trials as a child. For the most part, the slaves on the Brodas Plantation were treated fair enough, although sometimes they would receive harsh punishments. However when Minty was hired out as a maid to other people, she experienced daily thrashings. At the times when she was a hired maid, she was lonely and missed being with her family. She wanted to help others escape the heartache of her own experiences. Little did she know, that as she strengthened herself in the Lord, she was preparing to save other slaves' lives, and not just herself. Slowly, her courage grew. Children and adults alike would benefit from reading "Courage to Run". I liked it very much, and it is my favorite book about Harriet Tubman. At any moment, I feel like I could start reading it again! This book is a part of the "Daughters of the Faith Series".