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Paperback Who Was Harriet Tubman? Book

ISBN: 044842889X

ISBN13: 9780448428895

Who Was Harriet Tubman?

(Part of the Who Was/Is...? Series and Who Was . . . ? Series Series)

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Learn about a former slave who risked her life to help other slaves escape to freedom. Includes grey-scale illustrations, table of contents, bibliography and timelines. Chapter Book: 8 chapters. This description may be from another edition of this product.

Customer Reviews

4 ratings


Too wordy...I prefer Unfortunate Events!

More White Imperialist Revisionism

McDonough describes Tubman as "happy she was a slave." In addition to this violently evil deviation from the historical record, it casts the publisher as racist cretins as well. Good Job, derelicts.

great book

i used this for my third graders book report and it was very informational and interesting.

Excellent Read

Yona Zeldis McDonough did a wonderful job describing "Who Was Harriet Tubman? I read this book as a part of a Social Studies Unit on African American History to my Kindergarten class they were totally immersed. Even though the audience of students were young. They still answered the comprehension questions that I frequently asked through out the book exceedingly well. The reason why I selected McDonough's book over other books about Harriet Tubman was that it spoke of all aspects of history that occurred at that particular time. As a child I had studied Nat Turner, Abraham Lincoln, and of course Harriet Tubman, but it was amazing how many historical events occurred that she was an active part of.I feel that after reading this particular story that I have learned a great deal about an important icon in African American History, reading this book has enabled me to trace the beginnings of all beginnings. Harriet Tubman was truly a phenomenal women. She gave of herself again and again . . . By assisting others to freedom through The Underground Railroad, her service in the Union Army, and her many years of service as a nurse.As I read this book to my class they emphasized that they could literally see the scenes as I was reading them. Some of the terminology was intense and I used appropriate wording to make it age-appropriate for my students.Either way this is an excellent read for all -- and I hope to check out more books by this very informative author!
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