Harriet Tubman was born a slave, and experienced firsthand its horrors. Learning from other slaves about the Underground Railroad, she traveled north to Philadelphia-only to return as a conductor herself, helping hundreds of slaves escape. This biography will inspire children as they read of her confidence and courage to risk everything for freedom. 112 pages, paperback. Ages 9-12.
Born a slave in Maryland, Harriet Tubman knew first-hand what it meant to be someone's property; she was whipped by owners and almost killed by an overseer. It was from other field hands that she first heard about the Underground Railroad which she travelled by herself north to Philadelphia. Throughout her long life (she died at the age of ninety-two) and long after the Civil War brought an end to slavery, this amazing woman was proof of what just one person can do.
Yona Zeldis McDonough is a longtime doll lover and collector. She is also an award-winning author who has published numerous books for children and adults. She presently lives in Brooklyn with her husband and two children.