Before She Was Harriet
  • Before She Was Harriet
  • Before She Was Harriet
  • Before She Was Harriet
  • Before She Was Harriet
  • Before She Was Harriet
ISBN: 0823420477
EAN13: 9780823420476
Language: English
Release Date: Nov 7, 2017
Pages: 32
Dimensions: 0.43" H x 11.18" L x 9.41" W
Weight: 0.97 lbs.
Format: Hardcover
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An evocative poem and stunning watercolors come together to honor an American heroine in a Coretta Scott King Honor and Christopher Award-winning picture book.

We know her today as Harriet Tubman, but in her lifetime she was called by many names. As General Tubman she was a Union spy. As Moses she led hundreds to freedom on the Underground Railroad. As Minty she was a slave whose spirit could not be broken. As Araminta she was a young girl whose father showed her the stars and the first steps on the path to freedom.

This lush, lyrical biography in verse begins with a glimpse of Harriet Tubman as an old woman, and travels back in time through the many roles she played through her life: spy, liberator, suggragist and more. Illustrated by James Ransome, whose paintings for The Creation won a Coretta Scott King medal, this is a riveting introduction to an American hero.

The paperback edition includes a new author's note, and a list of resources for further study.

- A Junior Library Guild Selection
- A Coretta Scott King Honor Book
- A Christopher Award winner
- A Jane Addams Children's Honor Book

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   Great for upper elementary!
My fellow class loved this story. Perfect for the elementary school. You can use all or parts to cover lessons on U.S. and VA history!
   Definitely buy!
It is my favorite book of my daughter. Beautiful illustrations and an easy story to tell the amazing life story of this hero woman.
   Great book
During February, I bought this book to share with my 4-year-old students.
   So much yes!
Like all of Lesa Cline-Ransom's work, this book is incredible! I would recommend for children of all ages and as a perfect addition to classroom and school libraries.
   Beautifully told
I love the way Harriet Tubman told the story of Lesa Cline-Ransome! This is a personal pleasure to read, and art feels incredibly true and touching!
I purchase this in the future as a gift.
   Great book with simple and powerful themes
I use this book in the 4th grade to teach time management and then extend as a mentor text for perspective. The book shares a nickname title for Harriet in each phase of her life, which we identify and place on a timeline.
   Excellent Children's Book
My daughter really enjoyed this book and isn 't like me a bookworm.
   Beautiful illustrations and use of color
I didn 't think he'd like it because he picks it up to read at bedtime, but it makes me so happy to teach him about the history of this amazing woman!