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Before She Was Harriet

by Lesa Cline-Ransome


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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Book Information

Copyright year 2018
ISBN-13 9780823444298
ISBN-10 0823444295
Class Copyright
Publisher Holiday House, Incorporated
Subject Juvenile Nonfiction
File Size 15 MB
Number of Pages 32
Language ENG
Shelf No. NG143
Grade Range 0-3
Ages 4-8