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Harriet Tubman

By Ann Petry, By Jason Reynolds

The quintessential biography for middle grade readers of Harriet Tubman, the anti-slavery hero who is expected to be the face of the new $20 bill. The New Yorker praised this book as “an evocative portrait,” and the Chicago Tribune called it “superb.”

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.

Harriet Tubman: Conductor on the Underground Railroad is an accessible portrait of the woman who guided more than 300 slaves to freedom. This award-winning introduction to the late abolitionist is an ALA Notable Book and a New York Times Outstanding Book. This book also includes an index.

  • 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 / Women
  • 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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