Courage to Run: A Story Based on the Life of Harriet Tubman  -     By: Wendy Lawton
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Courage to Run: A Story Based on the Life of Harriet Tubman

Moody Publishers / 2002 / Paperback

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Born Arminta Ross, young Harriet Tubman (named after her mother when she was full-grown) was a faithful strong girl growing up in the late 1800's as a slave in the south. Her faith was at the center of everything she did and she was tested at every turn. The story of her childhood is a record of courage and bravery. Even more, it's the story of God's faithfulness as he prepares her to eventually lead more than 300 people out of slavery through the Underground Railroad. For ages 8-12.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 160
Vendor: Moody Publishers
Publication Date: 2002
Dimensions: 7.5 X 5.25 (inches)
ISBN: 0802440983
ISBN-13: 9780802440983
Availability: In Stock
Ages: 9-12
Series: Daughters of the Faith

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Harriet Tubman was born a slave on a Maryland plantation in the 1800's. She trusts in God, but her faith is tested at every turn. Should she obey her masters or listen to her conscience? This story from Harriet's childhood is a record of courage. Even more, it's the story of God's faithfulness as He prepares her for her adult calling to lead more than 300 people out of slavery through the Underground Railroad.

Author Bio

WENDY LAWTON, an award-winning writer, sculptor, and doll designer, founded the Lawton Doll Company in 1979. She currently works as an agent for the Books & Such Literary Agency. Wendy has written numerous books, including six for her Daughters of Faith series and four for her Real TV series. Wendy is active in her church and is a frequent speaker for women's groups. Wendy and her husband, Keith, are parents to three adult children and live in Hilmar, California.

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  1. Suzanne Alvernaz
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    February 27, 2009
    Suzanne Alvernaz
    Courage to Run is a story based on the life of Harriet Tubman, a slave who grows up to lead over 300 slaves out of slavery despite the risk of getting caught. This book is so exciting its hard to put it down. By Suzanne Alvernaz, Age 12
  2. Lee Warren
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    March 31, 2003
    Lee Warren
    Lawton does an outstanding job of putting the reader right in the Quarter house for slaves on a plantation in Maryland with the young Harriet Tubman, her family and close friends. The reader anguishes with Harriet every time her master whips her. We pull for her to return to her family every time she is hired out to other slave owners. We rejoice with her when God answers her simple yet profound prayers. And we are challenged when a young girl asks God for the courage it takes to run for freedom.I knew very little about Harriet Tubman before reading Lawtons book. Now Ill never forget her.
  3. Emily Montfort
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    May 24, 2002
    Emily Montfort
    This book is terrific. I got it to give to someone much younger than I, but decided to read it myself first to make sure it was age-appropriate. I couldn't put it down. It makes the horrors of slavery so real.The faith the slaves held through it all is inspiring.And it brings a historical figure - Harriet Tubman - to life.
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