Reading/Interest Level: Primary, Intermediate
Author: Carole Boston Weatherford
Illustrator: Kadir Nelson
Publisher: Hyperion Books for Children
Harriet Tubman risked her life to set other slaves free. She, like Moses, led her people to freedom. Throughout her experience, she trusted in God and he encouraged her to use her gifts and talents to end slavery. In the end, she did set many people free and she gave God the credit for everything. Her influence impacted freedom and civil rights for decades to come.
This book provides an opportunity to share with children an important figure in United States history as someone who made a significant impact on civil rights. This is a fascinating book, filled with breathtaking illustrations from different perspectives. The illustrations portray very realistic people and scenes as Harriet Tubman's story is told. The very first illustration is very dark, symbolizing the darkness that slaves lived in. But the illustrations begin to brighten throughout the book, symbolizing hope and happiness ahead. This book would make an excellent addition to personal and school libraries so that children and adults can be reminded of this important historical figure and person.