Moses: When Harriet Tubman Led Her People to Freedom
Describes Tubman's spiritual journey as she hears the voice of God guiding her north to freedom on that very first trip to escape the brutal practice of forced servitude. Tubman would make nineteen subsequent trips back south, never being caught, but none as profound as this first one.
We know Harriet Tubman as the Moses of her people. The quintessential American hero, Tubman guided enslaved Africans along the Underground Railroad—a loose network of racially diverse helpers and top secret hideouts—from bondage of the South to freedom in North.
Yet little is known about Harriet's first trip. Born into slavery, how did she become free? What was her first trip North like? And what inspired her to make nineteen more trips escorting hundreds of slaves, including her own parents, to freedom? Never once getting caught. Never once losing a passenger.
In this elegy to Tubman, award-winning author Carole Boston Weatherford and star illustrator Kadir Nelson imagine all of this and more.
Caldecott Honor Book; Winner of the 2007 Coretta Scott King Award for Illustration.
|Lexile ® Measure||AD660L|
|Guided Reading Level||U|
|Product Type||Hardcover Books|
|Book Type||Picture Books|
|Additional Contributor||Kadir Nelson|
|Primary Contributor||Carole Boston Weatherford|
|Age Groups||Ages 4 to 6, Ages 7 to 9|
|Publisher||Little, Brown Book Group|