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Moses: When Harriet Tubman Led Her People to Freedom

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With poetic writing, Weatherford tells the story of Tubman’s escape from slavery -- and then her determination to bring more slaves to freedom, whatever the personal cost. Tubman’s religious faith drives her personal quest to lead African-American slaves through the Underground Railroad; this quest is interwoven with the Biblical story of Moses leading Hebrew slaves to the Promised Land; the comparison shows how apt Tubman’s nickname of “Moses” really is.

This stunning picture book is a resounding tribute to Tubman's strength, humility, and devotion. With proper reverence, Weatherford and Nelson do justice to the woman who, long ago, earned over and over the name Moses.

For more books and other resources about this inspiring role model, visit A Mighty Girl's Harriet Tubman Collection.

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"The words and pictures create a potent sense of the harsh life of slavery, the fearsome escape, and one woman's unwavering belief in God." -- School Library Journal

About the Author:

Carole Boston Weatherford is an African American author and critic, now living in North Carolina, United States. She writes children's literature and some historical books, as well as poetry and commentaries.

Product Details

Recommended Age 5 - 8
Author Carole Boston Weatherford
Illustrator Kadir Nelson
ISBN 0786851759
Publication Date Aug 8, 2006
Publisher Hyperion Book CH
Award Winners Caldecott Honor, Coretta Scott King Award
Language English