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by Carole Boston Weatherford, Kadir Nelson (Illustrator)

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Title:Moses: When Harriet Tubman Led Her People to Freedom (Caldecott Honor Book)
Authors:Carole Boston Weatherford
Other authors:Kadir Nelson (Illustrator)
Info:Hyperion Book CH (2006), Edition: First Edition, Hardcover, 48 pages
Collections:Your library
Tags:history, biography, hardships

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Moses: When Harriet Tubman Led Her People to Freedom by Carole Boston Weatherford (2006)




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This book would be a great one to have a tap for a Civil RIghts lesson plan. It tells the heroic story of Harriet Tubman and her fight for freedom. This book is hopeful and will give kids that message that no matter what, never stop fighting for equality. ( )
  jewolf | Nov 26, 2013 |
This powerful story is a tribute to Harriet Tubman and her journey to freedom. The illustrations are amazing and the book earned a Caldecott Honor Award. It is recommended for children in older elementary school.
  kelsiemaxwell | Nov 24, 2013 |
"Moses" is a fantastic book that takes the reader on a journey through the life of Harriet Tubman. The author uses short rhyming sentences in order to move the story along at a very steady pace. This story is great for introducing Harriet Tubman to students. Also the great strength that Harriet Tubman shows through her journey would be a great concept to explain to students.
  brandib90 | Nov 21, 2013 |
Summary: Moses: When Harriet Tubman Led Her People to Freedom is the story of Harriet Tubman’s escape from slavery. It almost poetically incorporates her deep faith in God as a conversation with Him. She relied on these conversations to give her the strength to complete her journey to Philadelphia, and freedom. She continues to rely on Him to encourage her in her return trips to assist more slaves in their escapes to freedom. Following the story, there is an author’s note which give more in depth history of Harriet Tubman’s life.

Personal Reaction: I loved this book. It has wonderful illustration, (It is a Caldecott Honor Book.) and when God is speaking, the words almost float around the page. Harriett was a deeply religious woman, and this book makes that the central part of the story. I also liked that the author provided addition information following the story about Harriett’s life before and after her journey.

Extension Ideas: This book is perfect for teaching about slavery. Students could further research Harriet Tubman and present their findings to the class. They could also learn some of the spirituals that slaves used to communicate while working together, like Swing Low, Sweet Chariot. Harriet shows great strength throughout the story, and students could journal about a time when they had to be brave or strong. ( )
  ElizabethNickell | Oct 24, 2013 |
“Moses” is the story of Harriet Tubman, who was born into slavery, and with the help of God, finds her way to freedom. “Please, Lord, don’t let them catch me and take me back to face Master’s whip. Don’t let my journey end here.” (pg. 9). This story is very heartfelt and teaches readers about the hardships slaves faced, especially when they escaped to find freedom. It brings to light an unfortunate part of our nations history, which will never be forgotten. Children must develop knowledge about how other cultures have progressed in our country. African Americans had to fight for many years to be where they are today, which is shown through stories like these. ( )
  alines1 | Oct 7, 2013 |
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To the ancestors who fought for freedom, and for freedom's children everywhere --CBW

For my mother, grandmothers, great-grandmothers, great-greats...and all of the mothers and daughters who have led the way. --KN
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On a summer night, Harriet gazes at the sky and talks with God.
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This poetic 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.
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Describes Tubman's spiritual journey as she hears the voice of God guiding her north to freedom on that very first trip to escape the brutal practice of forced servitude. Tubman would make nineteen subsequent trips back south, never being caught, but none as profound as this first one.… (more)

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