Harriet Tubman

Harriet Tubman

Conductor on the Underground Railroad

by Ann Petry, Jason Reynolds (Introduction)
Publisher: HarperCollins
Mass market paperback, 254 pages
Price: $7.99

Historical Setting: America, 1820-1913 A. D.

Born a slave, Harriet Tubman dreamed of freedom. And through hard work and her willingness to risk everything-including her life-she was able to make that dream come true.

But after making her escape, Harriet realized that her own freedom was not enough. So she became a conductor on the Underground Railroad, and devoted her life to helping others make the journey out of bondage. An invisible threat to plantation owners, she served as a symbol of strength and inspiration for her people. She was the legendary "Moses," delivering hundreds from the desert of slavery.

With indisputable narrative skill, Ann Petry recreates the life of a woman of great strength, bravery, and unshakeable moral fiber.

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