Harriet Tubman: Toward Freedom

ISBN-10: 0759555516
ISBN-13: 9780759555518
Author: Taylor, Whit
Illustrated by: Lee, Kazimir
Interest Level: 5-9
Publisher: Hachette Book Group

Publication Date: June 2021

Copyright: 2021

Page Count: 112

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Interest Level

Grades 5-9

Reading Level

Guided Reading: X

BISAC Subjects

JUVENILE NONFICTION / Biography & Autobiography / Women

JUVENILE NONFICTION / History / United States / 19th Century

This illuminating graphic novel biography about Harriet Tubman sheds new light on one of American history's bravest heroes. Harriet Tubman did something exceptionally courageous: She escaped slavery. Then she did something impossible: She went back. She underwent some thirteen missions to rescue around seventy enslaved people, using and expanding a network of abolitionists that became known as the Underground Railroad. She spent her life as an activist, speaking out for Black people and women's suffrage. This modern account of her trip to save her brothers is detailed and authentic. Illustrated with care for the historical record, it offers insight into the life and mind of Tubman, displaying her as a woman with an unshakable desire to break the chains of an unjust society. It is a perfect anti-racist narrative for our times and deepens an understanding of just what freedom means to those who must fight for it.
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