Get to know hero of the Underground Railroad Harriet Tubman in this middle grade nonfiction biography of her early years!
Harriet Tubman was born into slavery. As young as age twelve, she resisted the abuses of the white families she was forced to work for, defending a man who tried to escape from a violent slaveowner who struck her in the head hard enough to have lasting impacts on her health. After Harriet’s own escape from slavery, she returned multiple times as a “conductor” of the Underground Railroad, leading many more people to freedom.
This book is laced with numerous illustrations, and the back of the book includes a timeline, questions, activities, and a glossary, making it the perfect addition to a classroom or home school setting. Perfect for emerging readers, the Childhood of Famous Americans series illustrates the incredible true stories of great Americans.
Kathleen Kudlinski was born in Pennsylvania. When she grew up, she studied art and biology at the University of Maine. She became a science teacher, but when she stopped teaching, she tried writing. She is the author of books about Rosa Parks, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Dr. Seuss, and many more.