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Wanted Dead Or Alive: The True Story Of Harriet Tubman (edition 1991)

by Ann McGovern (Author), R. M. Powers (Illustrator)

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Title:Wanted Dead Or Alive: The True Story Of Harriet Tubman
Authors:Ann McGovern (Author)
Other authors:R. M. Powers (Illustrator)
Info:Scholastic Paperbacks (1991), 64 pages
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"Wanted Dead or Alive": The True Story of Harriet Tubman by Ann McGovern

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This book is a story about the incredible life of Harriet Tubman. Harriet was born a slave on a Maryland plantation while cleaning the house for her master. Harriet had a rare condition where she would fall asleep at random bouts. Despite the illness, Harriet decided to escape slavery and run to Philadelphia by using the underground railroad. Despite making it to freedom, Harriet went back to save more than 300 slaves throughout her lifetime. The book goes through issues like the fugitive slave law where northerners were obligated to send run away slaves back to their southern owners. This pushed Harriet to extend the tunnels into Canada. It goes into key points during the civil war where Harriet was a scout and spy for the Union. She was the first female and first African American to lead an armed expedition and liberated many more slaves in South Carolina. Known as "Moses" for her liberating the blacks just as Moses did for the Jews, this autobiography accounts the details of courage that makes Harriet Tubman one of the greatest figures of American History. ( )
  Matthew_Davis | Mar 31, 2018 |
Born a slave on a Maryland plantation, Harriet Tubman dreamed of following the North Star to freedom. When she did escape, she risked her life many times to lead 300 slaves to freedom on the Underground Railroad. This is the dramatic biography of a woman whose faith, courage, and intelligence have carved her a place in history.
  wichitafriendsschool | Mar 25, 2016 |
This book is a very interesting book that shares the story of Harriet Tubman and the Underground Railroad. Excellent read aloud when teaching about the war and slavery. Also good book for an easy book report. ( )
  klpopwell | Apr 5, 2010 |
Harriet Tubman was a woman born into slavery who managed not only to find her own freedom, but to lead over 300 slaves to freedom on the Underground Railroad. She had two parents and 3 brothers, also slaves and helped lead them to freedom. She was regarded as Moses for leading her people to freedom in the North.

I think slavery is one of the saddest things to talk about in American history. It's sad that it took a whole war to end it and sad that we had to fight about it in the first place. I think the tone of the book is hopeful despite all the sadness. Harriet's point of view is very faithful in God.

For extensions, we could map the Underground Railroad. We could also put together a play as a tribute to Harriet Tubman's life. We could also each pick a slave and do research on how they lived, if they escaped,their family, etc.
  AStall | Sep 8, 2009 |
540L,GRL P,8 copies
  Totarobookroom | Jul 25, 2009 |
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Born a slave on a Maryland plantation, Harriet Tubman dreamed of following the North Star to freedom. When she did escape, she risked her life many times to lead 300 slaves to freedom on the Underground Railroad. This is the dramatic biography of a woman whose faith, courage, and intelligence have carved her a place in history.

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A simple biography of the black woman who helped over 300 slaves escape through the Underground Railroad and was never caught herself.

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