Before She was Harriet

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Hardcover - Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honor Book

Charlotte Zolotow Award Highly Commended Title

NCTE Notable Poetry Book

Center for the Study of Multicultural Children’s Literature (CSMCL) Best Book of the Year

Booklist Editors’ Choice

Kirkus Reviews Best Picture Book

EUREKA! Nonfiction Honor Award

NAACP Image Award Nominee for Outstanding Literary Work–Children

 A lush and lyrical biography of Harriet Tubman, written in verse and illustrated by an award-winning artist.

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. An evocative poem and opulent watercolors come together to honor a woman of humble origins whose courage and compassion make her larger than life.

Age Range:  4 - 8