A Picture Book of Harriet Tubman

A Picture Book of Harriet Tubman


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Harriet Tubman was born into slavery on a Maryland plantation in 1820. A rebellious child, she did not always do as she was told. She hated being a slave and escaped to the north on the Underground Railroad in 1849. During the next ten years, she used the money she earned at odd jobs to return to the south and lead about 300 slaves to freedom. Called "General Tubman" for her strength and bravery, Harriet went on to work as a nurse and spy for the northern army in the Civil War, fight for women's right to vote, and help to open a home for poor and elderly black people. David A. Adler tells about Harriet Tubman's life and character, showing why she was admired and loved by the many people who knew her. She was a conductor on the railway to freedom, a "Moses" to her people.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780823410651
Publisher: Holiday House
Publication date: 01/01/1992
Series: Picture Book Biography Series
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 506,944
Product dimensions: 9.52(w) x 8.01(h) x 0.11(d)
Lexile: AD760L (what's this?)
Age Range: 4 - 8 Years

About the Author

David A. Adler has written more than a hundred books for children, including his well-known Picture Book Biography series. A former teacher, he lives with his family in New York State. Visit him on the web at www.davidaadler.com.

Samuel Byrd is a painter, muralist, and the illustrator of Dancing with the Indians, A Picture Book of Harriet Tubman, and Let Freedom Ring: A Ballad of Martin Luther King, Jr. He lives in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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Picture Book of Harriet Tubman 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
szierdt on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
How much I adore folk art! The illustrations in this book are a lovely representation of this artform and lends well to the historical nature of the story. Many unfamiliar items and ways of living to explore in this story. As well, the element of a season is present. It would be fun to assign children merchant roles and have them take turns being a farmer deciding what goods they will have to sell at market. This lesson would include cash handling and currency recognition, bartering, communication and reflection on the cultural values placed on role of each character. Also, a history lesson arises about how much harder goods were to acquire or produce and how traveling wasn't what we take for granted today.
Cra71 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This book explains a piece of history in an easy to understand manner. It does wonderful job informing the reader of exactly what Harriety Tubman did for slaves and her role in the underground railroad. I would highly suggest anyone to read this book.
ADw234 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This book is a great story for younger children to understand who Harriet Tubman was. It will also help them to understand about slavery and the under ground railroad. I recommend this book to any teacher that is teaching about slavery , Harriet Tubman , or the under ground railroad.
JulieMagen on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is a great book! If you are wanting to know about the life of Harriet Tubman this is a wonderful book. It would be a great read aloud for any age. I loved the illustrations and the talk of Harriet's bravery during a scary time. This is a great book that I would recommend teachers to keep in their class when studying the civil rights movement, or just for the students to read. It tells about all of Harriets struggles and the obstacles she overcame. It also talks about the underground railroad.
Jill.Barrington on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
The story of Harreit Tubman's life, mainly her journey to freedom as an adult, is told.The book would be useful in discussing Harriet Tubman, the Underground Railroad, and slavery.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is off da hook beacuz i lik slave books and reading and watching slave stories.