I Am Harriet Tubman (I Am, Book 6)
Ute Simon, Grace Norwich
Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub
Age range: 8 - 10 Years
A straightforward biography about Harriet Tubman's struggles and success for both civil and women's rights.
With a forward-thinking attitude, Harriet Tubman escaped slavery and risked her life countless times to help free 70 others. She became monumental in both the civil rights movement and the women's suffrage movement. Kids will be inspired by this icon's tireless work to create a better America. This series features full-color illustrated covers, one-color illustrations throughout, a timeline, an introduction to the people you'll meet in the book, maps, sidebars, and a top-ten list of important things to know about each hero.
tracks or trains. The Underground Railroad was a supersecret network of people who helped slaves trying to escape to freedom. The name came from an incident with an escaped slave named Tice Davids. While running away from Kentucky, he swam across the Ohio River. His master, chasing him, was mystified that Tice seemed to disappear when he got to the other side. He said Tice had found some sort of “an underground railroad.” The real Underground Railroad was comprised of thousands of white and
about her first taste of freedom. Harriet kept going until she found herself in Philadelphia. Philadelphia: Let Freedom Ring Philadelphia at that time was the fourth-largest city in the world and had twenty thousand African Americans, who were, for the most part, free residents. Life in Philadelphia couldn’t have been more different than life on the plantation. First of all, Harriet could go where she wanted without asking for anyone’s permission. When she wasn’t working as a maid or a cook,
until they were far enough away to take a train. Ben and Rit were overjoyed to be reunited with their children and with the grandchildren they had never met, but winter in St. Catharines was even harder on them. A couple of years after they moved way up north, William H. Seward, a senator from Auburn, New York, who was outspoken about ending slavery, made Harriet an offer she couldn’t refuse. He sold her some property surrounded by lovely farms and an apple orchard for $1,200. Even better than
office—and would often speak at their meetings. Harriet needed more money than she had, because in addition to taking care of her loved ones, she wanted to continue to support the development of newly freed slaves. Her apples and work as a maid weren’t going to cut it. So Harriet did what a lot of famous people do when they need money—she wrote a tell-all memoir. Harriet didn’t know how to read or write, but Sarah Bradford, an abolitionist who had long admired Harriet, wrote down her stories for
Harriet was never compensated by the U.S. government for her service during the Civil War. To right that wrong, they appealed to Hillary Clinton, who was then a senator from New York. The politician got Congress to give $11,750 to the Tubman Home in Auburn, which bought furniture from the period when Harriet lived for visitors to the house. Tubman biographies 10. There have been many kids’ books written about Harriet’s life, but until 2003 there were only two published adult