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Annette Alston. Illustrated by Lyndsey Hutchinson


As the most famous “conductor” on the

Underground Railroad, escaped slave
Harriet Tubman earned the nickname
“Moses of her people” for leading scores of
men, women, and children from bondage
to freedom in the North. During the Civil
War, she worked as a nurse for wounded
soldiers, a caretaker of refugee slaves, and
a spy and scout for Union forces. Late in
life she was active in the fight for women’s


Drawing on the latest historical research,
Harriet Tubman For Beginners portrays
a woman who resisted and transcended
slavery and fought injustice her entire
life. Beyond legend, she made her mark
on history by defending core American
principles—life, liberty, and the pursuit of
happiness—for others.

Harriet Tubman For Beginners

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