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Moses: When Harriet Tubman Led Her People to…

Moses: When Harriet Tubman Led Her People to Freedom (Caldecott Honor… (original 2006; edition 2006)

by Carole Boston Weatherford (Author), Kadir Nelson (Illustrator)

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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.
Title:Moses: When Harriet Tubman Led Her People to Freedom (Caldecott Honor Book)
Authors:Carole Boston Weatherford (Author)
Other authors:Kadir Nelson (Illustrator)
Info:Hyperion Book CH (2006), Edition: First Edition, 48 pages
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Tags:Biography, Nonfiction, History, Religion

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



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Harriet Tubman was born a slave and when she hears "I set the north star in the heavens and I mean for you to be free..."from God one summer night. She decided to leave her husband and family behind and escape to freedom. This is a biography that focus on a real person's experience.
This story inspires students to never give up on their dreams and teach them the meaning of brave. ( )
  Lorrennea | Nov 4, 2019 |
Harriet Tubman was known as "the moses of her people". She escaped slavery and freed many others. Harriet Tubman's journey to freedom was not easy. She walked 90 miles to freedom for several days. Tubman freed herself and risked her life many times to free her family and others. They say she could communicate with God, and that he talked to her during her journey. Harriet Tubman was an amazing woman in my eyes. What she did for slaves is priceless. I don't know if it's true that she talked to God, but whoever or whatever helped her escape slavery is phenomenal. Tubman was a person who not only cared about her family, but cared for others, she risked everything to save many lives. I also liked the way this book was written. It has so much emotion and the way God speaks to her is breath taking!! ( )
  Nekeidra | Aug 27, 2019 |
This book shows that soliloquy is a thing that people do but it's never really spoken of. Harriet often talks when no one is their, but in her reality she is speaking with God. He encourages her in her actions and he helped her rescue herself. The illustrations do a great job of showing the real world and the spiritual world in one. ( )
  ekorominas | May 4, 2019 |
This picture book was really powerful. Harriet Tubman has a conversation with God, where He tells her He has bigger plans for her than slavery. She speaks in prayers often. Basically the whole book is in prayer form. Or like a singing prayer form? I guess it depends how you read it. Her faith is what gives her strength to help her people to freedom, much like Moses and it’s easy to understand why she was given that nickname. The illustrations were super powerful and amazing and it didn’t surprise me given that Kadir Nelson is the illustrator. He makes God seem so big, with Gods words enlarged and filling up space and sky. Like god is literally big in this book even though he’s not directly shown. Harriet Tubman is often looking towards God as they speak to each other and she really looks exhausted in the illustrations. You can feel her determination. I really liked this book and am glad I found it. ( )
  jvines | Apr 20, 2019 |
Authored by Carole Boston Weatherford, Moses is the story of Harriet Tubman – as told through her ongoing conversations with God. Nelson illustrations highlight Tubman’s strength and resilience in the face of danger while navigating herself and others on the Underground Railroad. ( )
  NDeBlieux | Apr 17, 2019 |
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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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