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Harriet Tubman

Conductor on the Underground Railroad

ALA Notable Children's Book

New York Times Outstanding Book

About the Book

This quintessential middle grade biography of Harriet Tubman now features a cover by NAACP Image Award winner and Caldecott Honor illustrator Kadir Nelson, a foreword by National Book Award finalist Jason Reynolds, and additional new material.

Harriet Tubman: Conductor on the Underground Railroad was praised by the New Yorker as “an evocative portrait,” and by the Chicago Tribune as “superb.It is a gripping and accessible portrait of the heroic woman who guided more than 300 slaves to freedom and who is expected to be the face of the new $20 bill.

Harriet Tubman was born a slave and dreamed of being free. She was willing to risk everything—including her own life—to see that dream come true. After her daring escape, Harriet became a conductor on the secret Underground Railroad, helping others make the dangerous journey to freedom.

This award-winning introduction to the late abolitionist, which was named an ALA Notable Book and a New York Times Outstanding Book, also includes additional educational back matter such as a timeline, discussion questions, and extension activities.

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Critical Praise

“An evocative portrait.” —The New Yorker

“Told with insight, style, and a fine narrative skill.” —The New York Times

“A superb biography. The vitality of this remarkable woman leaps from every page.” —Chicago Tribune

“An unusually well-written and moving life of the ‘Moses of her people.’’’ —The Horn Book

“Ann Petry, writing with sympathy and fidelity, has made Harriet Tubman live for present-day readers of any age. Deeply moving.” —Christian Science Monitor

Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780062691309
  • ISBN 10: 0062691309
  • Imprint: Amistad
  • On Sale: 01/02/2018
  • Pages: 272
  • List Price: 21.00 CAD
  • Ages: 8 to 12
  • BISAC1: JUVENILE NONFICTION / Biography & Autobiography / Historical
  • BISAC2: JUVENILE NONFICTION / Biography & Autobiography / Women
  • BISAC3: JUVENILE NONFICTION / History / United States / 19th Century

Harriet Tubman by Ann Petry

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