Before She was Harriet

By CLINE-RANSOME, Lesa

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9780823420476
Publisher
Holiday House


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Starred Review on October 1, 2017  |  Elementary

Gr 3–6—Before and after Harriet Tubman became the stalwart conductor leading enslaved people to freedom on the Underground Railroad, she played many remarkable roles during her long life. Cline-Ransome honors Tubman in lyrical verse, beginning when the heroine is "tired and worn/her legs stiff/her back achy." In each stanza, Tubman looks back to the time "before she was an old woman." She recalls speaking out against injustice as a suffragist provi...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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