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Harriet Tubman

Harriet Tubman

by George Sullivan

This unique biography of Harriet Tubman uses interviews with Tubman, as well as writings from her contemporaries, to tell the story of her life.

"There was one of two things I had a right to, liberty or death. If I could not have one, I would have the other, for no man should take me alive."

Born into slavery on a southern plantation, Harriet Tubman dreamed of the Promised Land to the North. After escaping slavery herself, she repeatedly returned to the South to lead more than 300 other slaves to freedom in the North via the Underground Railroad. During the Civil War, Tubman served as a Union spy. Later in life she established a home for the sick and needy in Auburn, NY. Tubman's faith and determination guided her throughout her long and eventful life.

9, 10, 11, 12
Interest Level
Grades 4 - 7
Lexile Measure
Guided Reading
Scholastic Inc.
Number of Pages
Biography and Autobiography, Reference

About the Author

George Sullivan George Sullivan published his first nonfiction children's book in 1961 and has since written more than 100 books on a wide variety of subjects, from sports to politics to history.

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