The Story of Harriet Tubman: An Inspiring Biography for Young Readers (The Story of: Inspiring Biographies for Young Readers) (Paperback)

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The Story of Harriet Tubman: An Inspiring Biography for Young Readers (The Story of: Inspiring Biographies for Young Readers) (Paperback)

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Discover the life of Harriet Tubman—a story about about courage, bravery, and freedom for kids ages 6 to 9

Harriet Tubman became a celebrated leader in the fight to free people from slavery. Before that, she was a determined young girl who believed that everyone deserved to be free. Harriet Tubman bravely used the Underground Railroad—a network of secret routes and safe houses—to free herself and many other enslaved people. Explore how Harriet Tubman went from being enslaved on a plantation in Maryland to one of the most important figures in American history.

  • Independent reading—This Harriet Tubman biography is broken down into short chapters and simple language so kids 6 to 9 can read and learn on their own.
  • Critical thinking—Kids will learn the Who, What, Where, When, Why, and How of Harriet's life, find definitions of new words, discussion questions, and more.
  • A lasting legacy—Find out how Harriet fought to make the world a better place in this African American history book for kids.


How will her Harriet Tubman's courageous spirit inspire you?

Discover activists, artists, and athletes, and more from all across history with the rest of The Story Of series, including famous figures like: Sojourner Truth, Martin Luther King Jr., John Lewis, Ruby Bridges, and Barack Obama.
Christine Platt is an advocate for social justice and policy reform. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Africana Studies, a master’s degree in African and African American Studies, and a J.D. from Stetson University College of Law. Through storytelling, she teaches people of all ages about race, equity, diversity, and inclusion.
Product Details ISBN: 9781646111091
ISBN-10: 1646111095
Publisher: Rockridge Press
Publication Date: April 7th, 2020
Pages: 68
Language: English
Series: The Story of: Inspiring Biographies for Young Readers
“Sharing a story of slavery isn’t ever easy for any educator, yet Christine helps learners to think critically about American slavery while telling a more humanizing and accurate account of Harriet Tubman's life. Her developmentally appropriate language and visual graphics are just right for our elementary classrooms” —Britt Hawthorne, Anti-bias/Anti-racist Teacher-Educator (britthawthorne.com)

“What a beautiful biography of Harriet Tubman! Christine is a wonderful storyteller, finding just the right words for this important history. I loved the reflection questions, as well as how visually engaging this book is for young readers.” —Jason Biehl, founder of Change The Narrative

“So many beautiful illustrations and interesting details about Araminta Ross aka the legendary Harriet Tubman!” —Lisa Trusiani, author of American Trailblazers: 50 Remarkable People Who Shaped U.S. History, winner of the 2019 Lupine Honors Award