Harriet Tubman and the Underground Railroad

by David A. Adler
eBook | Pages: 144
Size: 7 X 9 | USD: $18.95
ISBN: 9780823427277
Publication Date: December 15, 2012
Age: 10 and up | Guided Reading Level: Y
Themes: 19th Century, Biography, Civil War, Human & Civil Rights, Women's History
Recommendations: A*,C,K,SLJ

About the Book

Born a slave, Harriet Tubman was determined not to remain one. She escaped from her owners in Maryland on the Underground Railroad in 1849 and then fearlessly returned thirteen more times to help guide family members and others to freedom as the most famous conductor of the Underground Railroad. As she proudly claimed, she “never lost a passenger.” Her bravery served her well in the Union Army, where she was a cook, a nurse, and then a spy. During and after the war, she helped hundreds of freed slaves begin new lives, and she later founded a home for elderly former slaves and became active in the woman’s suffrage movement. She was one of the best known women of her time.

Illustrated with pictures and photographs and filled with excerpts from primary sources, this is a thrilling and accurate telling of her life and accomplishments. A time line, notes, bibliography, and index are included.

David A. Adler has written more than two hundred books for children, including Frederick Douglas: A Noble Life which was a School Library Journal Best Book of the Year, a VOYA Nonfiction Honor List title, and a Society of School Librarians International Honor Book. It also received starred reviews in School Library Journal and Booklist. He lives in the New York City metropolitan area.

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