Before She Was Harriet: The Story Of Harriet Tubman by Lesa Cline-ransomeBefore She Was Harriet: The Story Of Harriet Tubman by Lesa Cline-ransome

Before She Was Harriet: The Story Of Harriet Tubman

byLesa Cline-ransomeIllustratorJames E. Ransome

Hardcover | November 7, 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
A Booklist "Top of the List" selection 
Lesa Cline-Ransome and James Ransome have collaborated on many award-winning picture books for children. These include Satchel Paige, which was an ALA Best Book for Children and Words Set Me Free: The Story of Young Frederick Douglass, which received starred reviews in Booklist and School Library Journal. The Quilt Alphabet was praised...
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Title:Before She Was Harriet: The Story Of Harriet TubmanFormat:HardcoverDimensions:32 pages, 11.3 × 9.3 × 0.4 inPublished:November 7, 2017Publisher:Holiday HouseLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0823420477

ISBN - 13:9780823420476

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"Each episode in her compelling life is illustrated by a luminous watercolor. The expertly done expressive paintings evoke Tubman's strength and integrity showing "the wisp of a woman with the courage of a lion." This lovely tribute effectively communicates Tubman's ­everlasting bravery and resolve, and will ­inspire curious readers to learn more."