|Posted by Chiara CalÚ on September 10, 2018 at 9:55 AM|
This short picture book introduces the historical figure of Harriet Tubman to young readers.
It's the story of a very brave American abolitionist and political activist.
Born a slave in Maryland, she managed to escape in her late twenties, only to return in order to rescue her family. Gradually, she brought other relatives out of the state, and dozens of other slaves after that.
Her nickname was "Moses", alluding to the prophet in the Book of Exodus.
After the Fugitive Slave Act of 1850 was passed, she guided fugitives farther north into British North America.
This is more of less the content of this picture book. More details about Harriet Tubman's life are only sketched through additional text at pages 21-22. Since the standard length for picture books is 32 pages, additional information may have been provided, in my opinion.
The rhyming text is very well written; I like the font.
Beautiful pictures enhance the written words.
To parents and teachers: knowing Harriet Tubman's story in advance wouldn't hurt. Children will be prone to asking many questions, I'm sure.
Appropriate for preschoolers and 1st graders.
Thank you Booktasters NonFiction for allowing me to read this book for free in exchange for an honest review!
Categories: Children's Books
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