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Harriet Tubman

By Ann Petry

Award-winning, exciting middle grade introduction to Harriet Tubman, the anti-slavery hero who will be the face of the new $20 bill

The Horn Book called this classic biography of Harriet Tubman an "unusually well-written and moving life of the 'Moses of her people.'" An accessible portrait of the woman who guided more than 300 slaves to freedom as a conductor on the Underground Railroad, Harriet Tubman: Conductor on the Underground Railroad was an ALA Notable Book and a New York Times Outstanding Book, and includes an index.

Supports the Common Core State Standards

  • Grade level: 6
  • Interest Level: 5-12
  • Guided Reading Level: W
  • Publisher: HarperCollins
  • Imprint: Amistad
  • Format: Paperback
  • On Sale: 11/30/-0001
  • ISBN: 9780064461818
  • ISBN 10: 0064461815
  • ISBN 13: 9780064461818
  • Pages: 256
  • Subcategory:
  • Juvenile Nonfiction / Biography & Autobiography / Historical
  • Juvenile Nonfiction / Biography & Autobiography / Cultural Heritage
  • Juvenile Nonfiction / History / United States / 19th Century

The New Yorker“An evocative portrait.”

The New York Times“[Told] with insight, style, and a fine narrative skill.”

Chicago Tribune“A superb biography. The vitality of this remarkable woman leaps from every page.”

The Horn Book“An unusually well-written and moving life of the ‘Moses of her people.’’’

Christian Science Monitor“Ann Petry, writing with sympathy and fidelity, has made Harriet Tubman live for present-day readers of any age. Deeply moving.”

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COMMON CORE STRANDS

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RH.6-8.2,3,4,5,6,8,9,10
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.WHST.6-8.1,1a,1b,1e,2,2a,2b,7,8,9
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.6.3,4,4a,5,5b,5c
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