Harriet Tubman: Conductor for the Underground Railroad
Anne Petry (A)
List Price: $7.99 (Paperback - History / Biography / Underground Railroad / Escape from Slavery - 1996)
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, includes additional educational back matter such as a timeline, discussion questions, and extension activities. (256 pgs) Ages 8-12
- Grade Level: 3 - 7
- Paperback: 272 pages
- Product Dimensions: 5.1 x 0.5 x 7.6 inches
- Shipping Weight: 6.6 ounces