Before She Was Harriet
Before She Was Harriet
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Annotation: A picture book biography of Harriet Tubman, written in verse and illustrated by an award-winning artist, honors a woman of humble origins whose courage and compassion made her larger than life.
Genre: Biographies
Catalog Number: #6576252
Format: Paperback
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Publisher: Holiday House
Copyright Date: 2019
Edition Date: 2019
Illustrator: Ransome, James,
Pages: 32
Availability: Available
ISBN: 0-8234-4429-5
ISBN 13: 978-0-8234-4429-8
Dewey: 921
LCCN: 2016051680
Dimensions: 28 cm.
Language: English
Bibliography Index/Note: Includes bibliographical references.
Word Count: 427
Reading Level: 4.5
Interest Level: K-3
Accelerated Reader: reading level: 4.5 / points: 0.5 / quiz: 193579 / grade: Lower Grades

An evocative poem and stunning watercolors come together to honor an American heroine in a Coretta Scott King Honor and Christopher Award-winning picture book.

We know her today as Harriet Tubman, but in her lifetime she was called by many names. As General Tubman she was a Union spy. As Moses she led hundreds to freedom on the Underground Railroad. As Minty she was a slave whose spirit could not be broken. As Araminta she was a young girl whose father showed her the stars and the first steps on the path to freedom.

This lush, lyrical biography in verse begins with a glimpse of Harriet Tubman as an old woman, and travels back in time through the many roles she played through her life: spy, liberator, suggragist and more. Illustrated by James Ransome, whose paintings for The Creation won a Coretta Scott King medal, this is a riveting introduction to an American hero.

The paperback edition includes a new author's note, and a list of resources for further study.

  *  A Junior Library Guild Selection
  *  A Coretta Scott King Honor Book
  *  A Christopher Award winner
  *  A Jane Addams Children's Honor Book <

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