Harriet Tubman and the Underground Railroad by David A. Adler

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Born a slave, Harriet Tubman was determined not to remain one. She escaped from her owners in Maryland on the Underground Railroad in 1849 and then fearlessly returned thirteen times to help guide family members and others to freedom as the most famous conductor of the Underground Railroad. As she proudly claimed, she "never lost a passenger." Her bravery served her well int he Union army, where she was a cook, a nurse, and then a spy. During and after the war, she helped hundreds of freed slaves begin new lives, and she later founded a home for elderly former slaves and became active int he women's suffrage movement. She was one of the best known women of her time. A time line, notes, excerpts from primary sources, bibliography, and index are included.

About David A. Adler

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David A. Adler was born in New York City. He attended Queen's College in New York City and later, earned an MBA in Marketing from New York University. He writes both fiction and non-fiction. He is the author of Cam Jansen mysteries and the Andy Russell titles. His titles has earned him numerous awards including a Sydney Taylor Book Award for his title "The Number on My Grandfather's Arm," "A Picture Book of Jewish Holidays" was named a Notable Book of 1981 by the American Library Association and "Our Golda" was named a Carter G. Woodson Award Honor Book.
Published November 1, 2012 by Holiday House. 144 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Education & Reference, War, Young Adult, Children's Books.

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Young readers already have a plethora of Tubman titles to choose from, including the author’s own 1992 Picture Book of Harriet Tubman for younger readers, illustrated by Samuel Byrd.

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Modest production values add appeal to this carefully researched account of "a life of courage, passion, and adventure."

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