I Am Harriet Tubman
Harriet Tubman's heroic and pivotal role in the fight against slavery is the subject of the fourteenth picture book in this New York Times bestselling biography series
This friendly, fun biography series focuses on the traits that made our heroes greatthe traits that kids can aspire to in order to live heroically themselves. Each book tells the story of one of America's icons in a lively, conversational way that works well for the youngest nonfiction readers and that always includes the hero's childhood influences. At the back are an excellent timeline and photos. This volume focuses on Harriet Tubman's brave heroism as part of the movement to abolish slavery. As one of the key players in the Underground Railroad, she helped enslaved African Americans escape and find freedom.
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Over 11 years Harriet Tubman made 13 trips back to Maryland, and personally freed almost 70 people.
She also spoke up for women's rights and worked with Susan B. Anthony to secure the right for women to vote.
Harriet Tubman will be the first woman and African American to appear on US paper money.
In her old age, she opened a home in Auburn, New York for poor, old, and sick African Americans.