Freedom Train: The Story of Harriet Tubman

by Dorothy Sterling

SCHOLASTIC INC | February 1, 1991 | Trade Paperback

Freedom Train: The Story of Harriet Tubman is rated 5 out of 5 by 1.
Born into slavery, young Harriet Tubman knew only hard work and hunger. Escape seemed impossible - certainly dangerous. Yet Harriet did escape North, by the secret route called the Underground Railroad. Harriet didn't forget her people. Again and again she risked her life to lead them on the same secret, dangerous journey.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 191 pages, 7.63 × 5.31 × 0.57 in

Published: February 1, 1991

Publisher: SCHOLASTIC INC

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0590436287

ISBN - 13: 9780590436281

Appropriate for ages: 9

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from An inspiring heroine and a fascinating biography! I read this biography aloud to my children. The timing worked out well because it is Black History Month. Harriet Tubman is an inspiring heroine! Despite having a hard life born into slavery, being beaten by her masters, and surviving a serious head wound that should have killed her, she went on to accomplish great things. She single-handedly brought over 300 slaves to freedom through the Underground Railroad. It is astonishing that she eluded detection with 19 trips across slave territory. We laughed at the mention of Harriet sleeping on a bench beneath a “wanted” poster for her capture. I firmly believe that she had divine intervention helping her along the way. "I was conductor of the Underground Railroad for eight years, and I can say what most conductors can't say – I never ran my train off the track and I never lost a passenger." Sterling’s account of Harriet Tubman’s life was fascinating, and my kids and I loved it! Highly recommended!!
Date published: 2013-02-28

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Freedom Train: The Story of Harriet Tubman

Freedom Train: The Story of Harriet Tubman

by Dorothy Sterling

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 191 pages, 7.63 × 5.31 × 0.57 in

Published: February 1, 1991

Publisher: SCHOLASTIC INC

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0590436287

ISBN - 13: 9780590436281

From the Publisher

Born into slavery, young Harriet Tubman knew only hard work and hunger. Escape seemed impossible - certainly dangerous. Yet Harriet did escape North, by the secret route called the Underground Railroad. Harriet didn't forget her people. Again and again she risked her life to lead them on the same secret, dangerous journey.

About the Author

Author Dorothy Sterling was born on November 23, 1913 in Manhattan. She received a bachelor's degree from Barnard College in 1934. In the 1940's, she worked as a researcher for Life magazine, but left in frustration at a system under which women researchers gave material to men, who wrote the articles. Her first book, Sophie and Her Puppies, was published in 1951. She wrote more than 35 books for both children and adults throughout her lifetime including Freedom Train (1954), Captain of the Planter: The Story of Robert Smalls (1958), Black Foremothers: Three Lives (1979) and Close to My Heart (2005). She won numerous awards for her work including the 1976 Carter G. Woodson Book Award for The Trouble They Seen: Black People Tell the Story of Reconstruction. She died on December 1, 2008 at the age of 95.

From Our Editors

Born into slavery, young Harriet Tubman knew only hard work and hunger. Escape seemed impossible--certainly dangerous. Yet Harriet did escape North, by the secret route called the Underground Railroad. Harriet didn't forget her people. Again and again she risked her life to lead them on the same secret, dangerous journey

Appropriate for ages: 9