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.
Updated in 2019, this book from the accessible Who Was...? biography series introduces young readers to an American hero! Black and white illustrations and compelling anecdotes draw readers into the story, while a detailed timeline and bibliography encourage them to learn more. This compelling story about a determined, courageous woman who fought to change the world is a key addition to any bookshelf.