Born into slavery around 1820, Harriet Tubman learned quickly that the life of a slave was full of hard work and danger. As a little girl, Harriet was a slave on a plantation in Maryland. One of her favorite outdoor chores was working in the apple orchard; picking, washing, and polishing the apples. She always felt that it was so unfair, that after doing all this work, slaves were forbidden to taste this wonderful fruit. After getting whipped for daring to take a bite of a juicy red apple, she promised herself two things: one day she was going to be free and when she was, she was going to have all the apples she wanted. In 1849, Harriet made her escape to the North by way of the Underground Railroad. However, Harriet was not happy being free when there were so many people still in slavery. Time and time again, Harriet went back to Maryland to guide other slaves to freedom. It took a long time but Harriet finally kept those two promises that she had made to herself.
Read this easy to read and beautifully illustrated story of Harriet Tubman a 'conductor' on the Underground Railroad.
Similar authors: Pamela Duncan Edwards, Ellen Levine
Similar books: Barefoot: Escape on the Underground Railroad by Pamela Duncan Edwards;
If You Traveled on the Underground Railroad by Ellen Levine;
Journeys of Courage: On the Underground Railroad by Darwin McBeth Walton;
Minty: A Story of Young Harriet Tubman;
Sweet Clara and the Freedom Quilt by Deborah Hopkinson
Date read: 6/30/2010