Discover the inspirational tale of this revolutionary abolitionist, Harriet Tubman.
Journey back in time to the hardship days of American slavery, where slaves were brutally prosecuted daily and yearned for their freedom. Uncover the heroic tale of Harriet Tubman, an inspirational and fearless abolitionist who helped many slaves secure their freedom in this gripping and educational children’s biography.
This motivational history book uncovers the trials and tribulations of Harriet Tubman’s life story, and teaches children about the atrocities of that period, endurance and bravery of the human character. Here’s what’s inside:
• The story is the driver here. Follow Harriet’s tale chapter by chapter as the author unveils not just the facts, but also what Harriet was thinking and feeling — when appropriate, in her own words. There are 12 chapters in total • Full-page quotes and photo galleries scattered throughout the book keep the momentum going, helping reluctant readers along as they navigate this chaptered book • Authors are carefully chosen to ensure the voice and tone are exactly right
A force to be reckoned with; Harriet Tubman was a nurse, scout, and advisor during the American Civil War. Harriet co-led the Combahee River Raid, in which 700 slaves were freed. After the war, she continued with her revolutionary plights and became involved in the fight that allowed women the right to vote, and opened a retirement home for sick and elderly African Americans.
This biography contains full-color photographs and hand-drawn illustrations that complement the age-appropriate narrative text to create an engaging book that children will enjoy reading. Definition boxes, information sidebars, maps, inspiring quotes and other nonfiction text features add extra depth. The convenient, easy-to-follow reference section at the back of the book makes this a great resource for children, teachers and librarians.
DK Life Stories biography series goes beyond the basic facts to tell the true-life stories of history’s most interesting people. Each book includes an author’s introduction letter as well as a glossary, timeline, family tree, quiz and index. Add Life Stories: Anne Frank or Life Stories: Martin Luther King Jr. to your collection!
About the Author
Author Kitson Jazynka is an award-winning freelance writer and children's author. Her work appears regularly in National Geographic Kids, American Girl, and Young Rider magazine, as well as the Washington Post's KidsPost. Kitson currently lives with her family in Washington, DC.
Literacy consultant Stephanie Laird is an instructional coach at Mitchellville Elementary in Mitchellville, Iowa, and is currently serving on the International Literacy Association's (ILA) Board of Directors through 2019. She was the 2014 recipient of the ILA Technology and Literacy Award. Stephanie is the President-Elect of the Iowa Reading Association and was the 2017 Conference Chair of the Iowa Reading Association's annual conference. Along with being an ambassador and advocate for education, literacy, and teacher leadership across her state, Stephanie was a member of ILA's Literacy, eLearning, Communication, and Culture Committee and has contributed to the International Literacy Day Activity Kit, Literacy Daily, and ReadWriteThink.