Harriet Tubman: Conductor on the Underground Railroad

Paperback | August 14, 2007

byAnn Petry

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The quintessential biography for middle grade readers of Harriet Tubman, the anti-slavery hero who is expected to be the face of the new $20 bill. The New Yorker praised this book as “an evocative portrait,” and the Chicago Tribune called it “superb.”

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.

Harriet Tubman: Conductor on the Underground Railroad is an accessible portrait of the woman who guided more than 300 slaves to freedom. This award-winning introduction to the late abolitionist is an ALA Notable Book and a New York Times Outstanding Book. This book also includes an index.

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The author of Tituba of Salem Village renders a compelling portrait of Harriet Tubman, one of the pioneers of the Underground Railroad--the system of safe houses and routes that led hundreds of slaves to freedom.

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The quintessential biography for middle grade readers of Harriet Tubman, the anti-slavery hero who is expected to be the face of the new $20 bill. The New Yorker praised this book as “an evocative portrait,” and the Chicago Tribune called it “superb.”Harriet Tubman was born a slave and dreamed of being free. She was willing to risk eve...

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Born a slave, Harriet Tubman dreamed of freedom. And through hard work and her willingness to risk everything-including her life-she was able to make that dream come true.But after making her escape, Harriet realized that her own freedom was not enough. So she became a conductor on the Underground Railroad, and devoted her life to help...

Ann Petry is also the author of Harriet Tubman: Conductor on the Underground Railroad, a 1955 ALA Notable Childrens Book and a 1955 New York Times Book Review Outstanding Book.She lives in Old Saybrook, CT.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:256 pages, 8.75 × 6.35 × 0.63 inPublished:August 14, 2007Publisher:HarperCollins

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0064461815

ISBN - 13:9780064461818

Appropriate for ages: 9 - 12

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The author of Tituba of Salem Village renders a compelling portrait of Harriet Tubman, one of the pioneers of the Underground Railroad--the system of safe houses and routes that led hundreds of slaves to freedom.

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“Ann Petry, writing with sympathy and fidelity, has made Harriet Tubman live for present-day readers of any age. Deeply moving.”