Moses by Carole Boston Weatherford
When Harriet Tubman Led Her People to Freedom (Caldecott Honor Book)

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This poetic book is a resounding tribute to Tubman's strength, humility, and devotion. With proper reverence, Weatherford and Nelson do justice to the woman who, long ago, earned over and over the name Moses.
 

About Carole Boston Weatherford

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Kadir Nelson is the illustrator of many books for children, including Moses: When Harriet Tubman Led Her People to Freedom by Carole Boston Weatherford, an NAACP Image Award winner, a Caldecott Honor Book, and a Coretta Scott King Illustrator Award winner; Ellington Was Not a Street by Ntozake Shange, a Coretta Scott King Illustrator Award winner; Please, Baby, Please and Please, Puppy, Please, by Spike Lee and Tonya Lewis Lee; and Will Smith's Just the Two of Us, also an NAACP Image Award winner. He is also the author/illustrator of We Are the Ship: The Story of Negro League Baseball.
 
Published August 8, 2006 by Hyperion Book CH. 48 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Education & Reference, Travel, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Nature & Wildlife, Science & Math. Fiction

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/ As the wagon wobbles along, Harriet worries that it is heading to jail.” Larger, italic type telegraphs the devout Harriet’s prayerful dialogue with God: “Shall I leap, Lord?” God’s responses to her beseeching questions garner capitalized letters in warm grays.

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In this gorgeous, poetic picture book, Weatherford (The Sound that Jazz Makes ) depicts Harriet Tubman's initial escape from slavery and her mission to lead others to freedom as divinely inspired, and achieved by steadfast faith and prayer.

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There is also a strong spiritual element to the book in Tubman's many conversations with God.

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