Harriet Tubman was born a slave and dreamed of being free. She was willing to risk everything--including her own life--to see that dream come true. After her daring escape, Harriet became a conductor on the secret Underground Railroad, helping others make the dangerous journey to freedom. This award-winning introduction to the late abolitionist, which was named an ALA Notable Book and a New York Times Outstanding Book, also includes additional educational back matter such as a timeline, discussion questions, and extension activities. Oh, the Places You'll Go!
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Harriet Tubman : Conductor on the Underground Railroad. Ann Petry. A New York Times Outstanding Book for young adult readers, this biography of the famed Underground Railroad abolitionist is a lesson in valor and justice. Born into slavery, Harriet Tubman knew the thirst for freedom. As an activist on the Underground Railroad, a series of safe houses running from South to North and eventually into Canada, Tubman delivered more than three hundred souls to freedom.
She became an insidious threat to the Southern establishment—and a symbol of hope to slaves everywhere. This intimate portrait follows Tubman on her journey from bondage to freedom, from childhood to the frontlines of the abolition movement and even the Civil War.
Born in Old Saybrook, Connecticut, Petry was the youngest of three children. She had dreamed of becoming a writer ever since her high school English teacher praised her work.
However, at the behest of her family, she earned a degree from the Connecticut College of Pharmacy in and began working in the family business. In , she married George D. Petry and moved to Harlem in New York City. She also worked for an after-school program at PS 10 in Harlem.
It was her experiences living in Harlem that inspired The Street. Harriet Tubman: Conductor on the Underground Railroad.
Harriet Tubman : Conductor on the Underground Railroad
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