Before She Was Harriet


Who was Harriet Tubman before she was Harriet?

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. As Araminta she was a young girl whose father showed her the stars and the first steps on the path to freedom.

An evocative poem and stunning watercolors come together to honor a woman of humble origins whose courage and compassion make her a larger than life hero.

A lush and lyrical biography of Harriet Tubman, written in verse and illustrated by James Ransome, winner of the Coretta Scott King medal for The Creation.

*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


SKU (ISBN): 9780823420476
Lesa Cline-Ransome | Illustrator: James Ransome
Binding: Cloth Text
Published: 2017
Publisher: Holiday House


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