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My First Biography: Harriet Tubman

My First Biography: Harriet Tubman

by Marion Dane Bauer Illustrated by Tammie Lyon

Harriet Tubman escaped from slavery. She vowed she would fight to free all slaves. Her perseverance sparked Americans to stand up for equality. With simple, lyrical text and bold, kid-friendly illustrations, this book introduces Harriet Tubman to the youngest readers and inspires them to fight for freedom.

Ages
4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Interest Level
Grades PreK - 3
Grade Level Equivalent
2.5
Lexile Measure
530L
DRA
18
Guided Reading
K
Publisher
Scholastic Inc.
Number of Pages
32
Genre
Biography and Autobiography

About the Author and Illustrator

Contributor Image Alt Tag Marion Dane Bauer Bauer is a remarkably prolific author who has received critical acclaim for her ability to step inside the viewpoint of a child. Her best-selling novel On My Honor was named a Newbery Honor Book, one of countless awards and citations Bauer has received for her work over the years.
Tammie Lyon Tammie Lyon first discovered her love of drawing at the kitchen table with her father. After pursuing a career as a professional ballet dancer, Tammie attended Columbus College of Art and Design, where she earned her BFA. After working in greeting-card illustration, Tammie turned to freelance illustrating in the children's market. She lives in Cincinnati, Ohio, with her husband, Lee, and spends her days in her studio with her dog, Gus.

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