Grades 6 - 8
Grade level Equivalent: 4.5
Lexile® Measure: 910L
Guided Reading: T
- Autobiography and Biography
- Slavery, Underground Railroad, Abolition
- Courage, Bravery, Heroism
- Determination and Perseverance
- African American
- Historic Figures
- Women's History and Experience
- Helping Others
About This Book
Harriet Tubman knew mostly only hard work and hunger in her life. Born into slavery, she spent the majority of her life helping countless others escape it.
Freedom Train recounts the story of Harriet Tubman, who led hundreds of slaves through a system called the Underground Railroad, a complex organization of private homes reaching from the South all the way to Canada. Contemporary readers may not be aware of how dangerous Harriet Tubman's work was, and just how much she risked for others. This is a story of an inspiring American hero written in an inspired style.