Before She Was Harriet

Before She Was Harriet

The Story Of Harriet Tubman

Book - 2017
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Who was Harriet Tubman before she was Harriet?

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.

An evocative poem and stunning watercolors come together to honor a woman of humble origins whose courage and compassion make her a larger than life hero.

A lush and lyrical biography of Harriet Tubman, written in verse and illustrated by James Ransome, winner of the Coretta Scott King medal for The Creation.

A Junior Library Guild Selection
A Coretta Scott King Honor Book
A Christopher Award winner
A Jane Addams Children's Honor Book
Publisher: New York : Holiday House, Incorporated, 2017.
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9780823420476
Characteristics: 32 p.
Additional Contributors: Ransome, James - Illustrator


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OPL_KrisC Mar 17, 2018

This book has gorgeous watercolor pictures and is a great way for kids to learn about the life of Harriet Tubman.

DPLjosie Dec 19, 2017

Beautiful words and language; beautiful pictures. It may take a younger reader a moment to realize the direction of the story (going back in time), but once they catch on, it's simple to follow.

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