Before She Was Harriet
From slave to spy to freedom fighter, this lyrical biography explores the extraordinary life of Harriet Tubman.
Celebrating Black History Month, Classroom Read-Alouds, Lyrical Text Accompanied With Beautiful Illustrations, Picture Books About Historical Figures
Topics and Themes:
Black History, Women Empowerment, Poetry, Diversity, Overcoming Obstacles, History
A Junior Library Guild Selection
A Coretta Scott King Honor Book
A Christopher Award winner
A Jane Addams Children's Honor Book
A Booklist "Top of the List" selection
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.
An evocative poem and lush watercolour art come together to honor a woman of humble origins whose courage and compassion made her larger than life.