Back of Book:
We know her today as Harriet Tubman, but in her lifetime she was called by many names. As General Tubman, she was a Union spy. As Moses, she led hundreds to freedom on the Underground Railroad. As Minty, she was a slave whose spirit could not be broken. As Araminta, she was a young girl whose father showed her the stars and the first steps on the path to freedom. An evocative poem and stunning watercolors come together to honor a woman of humble origins whose courage and compassion make her a larger than life hero.
I love sharing stories about strong women with my students! Harriet Tubman is one of my favorite historical figures to share in class. Her strength and bravery allowed hundreds of people to fight for freedom. Before She Was Harriet is a detailed and stunning look at the life of Harriet. I love that the book starts at the end of her life and goes backwards to her childhood. It gives readers a unique perspective as to where Harriet and how she became the woman she was. The illustrations are absolutely beautiful. The colors are bright and show the emotion in each step of her journey.
Ages 5 and up