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Who Was Harriet Tubman First Edition
Contributor(s): McDonough, Yona Zeldis, Harrison, Nancy (Illustrator)

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ISBN: 044842889X     ISBN-13: 9780448428895
Publisher: Penguin Workshop
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Binding Type: Paperback - See All Available Formats & Editions
Published: December 2002

Annotation: Born a slave, Harriet Tubman knew what it meant to be someone's property. Learning about the Underground Railroad, she traveled alone to Philadelphia. Throughout her life and long after the slavery ended, she was proof of what just one person can do. Illustrations.

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Additional Information
Library of Congress Subjects:
Slaves; United States; Biography; Juvenile literature.
African American women; Biography; Juvenile literature.
Underground Railroad; Juvenile literature.
BISAC Categories:
- Juvenile Nonfiction | Biography & Autobiography | Historical
- Juvenile Nonfiction | Biography & Autobiography | Cultural Heritage
Dewey: 973.7/115
LCCN: 2002004663
Lexile Measure: 650
Academic/Grade Level: Grade 4-6, Age 9-11
Series: Who Was...?
Book type: Juvenile Non-Fiction
Physical Information: 7.50" H x 5.25" W x 0.25" (0.25 lbs) 106 pages
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Publisher Description:
Born a slave in Maryland, Harriet Tubman knew first-hand what it meant to be someone's property; she was whipped by owners and almost killed by an overseer. It was from other field hands that she first heard about the Underground Railroad, which she traveled by herself north to Philadelphia. Throughout her long life (she died at the age of ninety-two) and long after the Civil War brought an end to slavery, this amazing woman was proof of what just one person can do.

Contributor Bio(s): IV>Yona Zeldis McDonough is a longtime doll lover and collector. She is also an award-winning author who has published numerous books for children and adults. She presently lives in Brooklyn with her husband and two children.

Reviewed by Horn Book Guide Reviews (Horn Book Guide Reviews 2003 Fall)
These short, illustrated books capture the lives of famous individuals with accessible prose. Each book spends considerable time explaining the childhood experiences of its subject and manages to give readers a sense of the individual's personality and motives. All but [cf2]Tallchief[cf1] and [cf2]Houdini[cf1] have bibliographies. Timeline. [Review covers these Who Wasà? titles: [cf2]Who Is Maria Tallchief?, Who Was Amelia Earhart?, Who Was Harriet Tubman?, Who Was Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart?,[cf1] and [cf2]Who Was Harry Houdini?[cf1].] Copyright 2003 Horn Book Guide Reviews
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