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Discover the life of Harriet Tubman―a story about courage, bravery, and freedom Harriet Tubman became a celebrated leader in the fight to free people from slavery. Before that, she was a determined young girl who believed that everyone deserved to be free. Harriet Tubman bravely used the Underground Railroad―a network of secret routes and safe houses―to free herself and man Discover the life of Harriet Tubman―a story about courage, bravery, and freedom Harriet Tubman became a celebrated leader in the fight to free people from slavery. Before that, she was a determined young girl who believed that everyone deserved to be free. Harriet Tubman bravely used the Underground Railroad―a network of secret routes and safe houses―to free herself and many other enslaved people. Explore how Harriet Tubman went from being a slave on a plantation in Maryland to one of the most important figures in American history. How will her courageous spirit inspire you? This Harriet Tubman biography includes: Path to freedom―Explore a visual timeline of Harriet’s life so you can see her progress over time. Helpful definitions―Discover a glossary with easy-to-understand definitions for the more advanced words and ideas in the book. Test your knowledge―Take a quiz to make sure you understand the who, what, where, when, why, and how of Harriet’s life. If you’ve been searching for Harriet Tubman biographies for kids, look no further―this one has it all.


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Discover the life of Harriet Tubman―a story about courage, bravery, and freedom Harriet Tubman became a celebrated leader in the fight to free people from slavery. Before that, she was a determined young girl who believed that everyone deserved to be free. Harriet Tubman bravely used the Underground Railroad―a network of secret routes and safe houses―to free herself and man Discover the life of Harriet Tubman―a story about courage, bravery, and freedom Harriet Tubman became a celebrated leader in the fight to free people from slavery. Before that, she was a determined young girl who believed that everyone deserved to be free. Harriet Tubman bravely used the Underground Railroad―a network of secret routes and safe houses―to free herself and many other enslaved people. Explore how Harriet Tubman went from being a slave on a plantation in Maryland to one of the most important figures in American history. How will her courageous spirit inspire you? This Harriet Tubman biography includes: Path to freedom―Explore a visual timeline of Harriet’s life so you can see her progress over time. Helpful definitions―Discover a glossary with easy-to-understand definitions for the more advanced words and ideas in the book. Test your knowledge―Take a quiz to make sure you understand the who, what, where, when, why, and how of Harriet’s life. If you’ve been searching for Harriet Tubman biographies for kids, look no further―this one has it all.

30 review for The Story of Harriet Tubman: A Biography Book for New Readers

  1. 5 out of 5

    Miranda Reads

    Another month, another tierlist! While you probably know where this one ranks, check out the BookTube Video to see the rest! The Written Review: ...she was curious about another way she had heard people escape slavery - the Underground Railroad. Harriet Tubman, born Araminta "Minty" Ross, is one of the most famous women in America's history. But she was not always the strong woman that everyone knows and loves - once she was a child, just like you. Though, her childhood was far dif Another month, another tierlist! While you probably know where this one ranks, check out the BookTube Video to see the rest! The Written Review: ...she was curious about another way she had heard people escape slavery - the Underground Railroad. Harriet Tubman, born Araminta "Minty" Ross, is one of the most famous women in America's history. But she was not always the strong woman that everyone knows and loves - once she was a child, just like you. Though, her childhood was far different from yours. Minty was born a slave and belonged to the Brodess family. Her entire family belonged to them and they could not leave. Minty burned with the injustice and eventually decided that she would one day escape. She never forgot what her father said to her: He told her that people who wanted to escape slavery followed the North Star to freedom. And when Minty grew up - and became Harriet Tubman - she decided to make a difference. From the moment she crossed into Pennsylvania, Harriet loved the feeling of freedom. Harriet returned again, and again to the South to lead her family and many others to freedom. And no matter what the white slave owners tried to do, she'd find a way to evade it. Because people who escaped slavery and who were caught in the North could be returned to their slave owners in the South, Harriet started taking people all the way to Canada. Harriet Tubman truly was one of America's heroes and this book completely does her justice! If you can't already tell, I LOVED reading this book. It was so well done (and I'm absolutely LOVING) this Biography Book for New Readers series. I think I'm addicted to these GORGEOUS biography books. There's so much to learn about Harriet Tubman - and this book provides an excellent introduction to her life. The author didn't shy away from the difficult topic of slavery and its horrifying impact on Harriet's life. Platt explained it in a very age-appropriate manner and provided an incredible educational view without glossing over the details. I found myself learning so many new things and am now excited to find more books about this incredible woman. The Underground Railroad aspect was brilliantly done - such an amazing journey and I'm impressed by how much was fit into such a short book. I loved Myth & Fact section where the author cleared up several fictitious beliefs about slavery and Harriet's life. Also, the illustrations were absolutely perfect. They truly enhanced the book and lifted it to just the top level. All in all - this book was brilliant. Incredible and every positive word I can think of. I cannot recommend it enough!! A HUGE thank you to Christine Platt, Rockridge Press and Callisto Publisher's Club for sending me a free copy in exchange for an honest review! YouTube | Blog | Instagram | Twitter | Facebook | Snapchat @miranda_reads

  2. 5 out of 5

    Bonnie DeMoss

    This is a great biography for children about Harriett Tubman. The story is fact filled and interesting, with a quiz and fact pages at the end. There's a surprising amount of information in 60 pages and it is written in a way kids can easily understand. I received a free copy of this book from Callisto Media. My review is voluntary. This is a great biography for children about Harriett Tubman. The story is fact filled and interesting, with a quiz and fact pages at the end. There's a surprising amount of information in 60 pages and it is written in a way kids can easily understand. I received a free copy of this book from Callisto Media. My review is voluntary.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Laura

    Another book in the series of famous people for early readers. Nicely done, with a quiz at the end. All concepts are explained, and all myths about slavery are discussed. Kids can learn about Harriet, and what she did to become famous, as a conductor on the Underground railroad. Each part of her life is short, but is told to drive home a message, such as how she was beaten by her master, and what she did once the civil war was over. It seems odd that some of the myths might be believed by kids rea Another book in the series of famous people for early readers. Nicely done, with a quiz at the end. All concepts are explained, and all myths about slavery are discussed. Kids can learn about Harriet, and what she did to become famous, as a conductor on the Underground railroad. Each part of her life is short, but is told to drive home a message, such as how she was beaten by her master, and what she did once the civil war was over. It seems odd that some of the myths might be believed by kids reading the book, such as the myth that people willingly came to American to be slaves. Well done, and continue to recommend this series. Thanks to Callisto Publishers Club for making this book available for an honest review.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Tom Law

    Every generation needs heroes (and heroines). Their lives give us hope that the future can be better than the past. It timely, that Harriet Tubman has become an icon for what a hero can be today. This heroine (female hero) not only shows us that the future can be better, but she demonstrates how we can actively crusade to make that happen. Crusade is exactly was she did. She, time and again, risked her own life to save others. She spoke out about the cruelty of humanity and actively worked to chan Every generation needs heroes (and heroines). Their lives give us hope that the future can be better than the past. It timely, that Harriet Tubman has become an icon for what a hero can be today. This heroine (female hero) not only shows us that the future can be better, but she demonstrates how we can actively crusade to make that happen. Crusade is exactly was she did. She, time and again, risked her own life to save others. She spoke out about the cruelty of humanity and actively worked to change the laws which have kept certain groups – blacks and women – shackled. Young people, girls and boys need role models. Christine Platt writes in such a way that young minds can grasp the transformative significance that one person can make. She highlights how Tubman, although a slave and a woman, broke those barriers and made the world better because she was here. May we all take up that mantle so that the world we leave will be better than that in which we were born. Upon request the publisher sent me a copy of the book to review.

  5. 4 out of 5

    SOMDReigel

    Very well written biography of Harriet Tubman. A complete account of her life as well as how she free slaves. I really liked that it included her entire life (her childhood, her life as a slave, escaping, helping others become free, her assistance during the Civil War, opening a boarding house, and more). A lot of information but easy to understand. This beginner reader offers a Glossary, timelines throughout the book, Think About prompts, Myth vs Facts boxes, and an end of book quiz ARC provided Very well written biography of Harriet Tubman. A complete account of her life as well as how she free slaves. I really liked that it included her entire life (her childhood, her life as a slave, escaping, helping others become free, her assistance during the Civil War, opening a boarding house, and more). A lot of information but easy to understand. This beginner reader offers a Glossary, timelines throughout the book, Think About prompts, Myth vs Facts boxes, and an end of book quiz ARC provided by publisher/Callisto Publishing Club

  6. 5 out of 5

    Morgan

    I received a free copy of this book from the publisher to leave an honest review. “The Story of Harriet Tubman” was a wonderful route! I felt the author, Christine Platt, was very intentional with her story outline, and her vocabulary usage. I appreciate her consistent usage of “enslaved people” instead of “slaves”. The general layout of the book is great! The illustrations are beautiful, and are on almost every single page bringing the information to life! There are great text features such as I received a free copy of this book from the publisher to leave an honest review. “The Story of Harriet Tubman” was a wonderful route! I felt the author, Christine Platt, was very intentional with her story outline, and her vocabulary usage. I appreciate her consistent usage of “enslaved people” instead of “slaves”. The general layout of the book is great! The illustrations are beautiful, and are on almost every single page bringing the information to life! There are great text features such as timelines or thinking questions that really help tie the whole story together too. The glossary and discussing questions and quiz all at the end of the book are greatly appreciated as well. I teach upper elementary and feel that this book would be appropriate for second graders up through sixth graders, honestly. The information is good/detailed, but not gory. I learned quite a bit too about Harriet Tubman! Love this book! :)

  7. 5 out of 5

    Amy Navarre

    Thank you Callisto Publisher's Club and Rockridge Press for this free book. The following review contains my honest opinions. This book is a good introduction to Harriet Tubman. The chapters are very short and concise. There is a timeline that runs through the book and a quiz toward the end. My favorite feature was the "Jump in the Think Tank" segments that asked questions to enhance creative thinking. I also enjoyed the Myth vs Fact Sections. Although this book is written for young children, I f Thank you Callisto Publisher's Club and Rockridge Press for this free book. The following review contains my honest opinions. This book is a good introduction to Harriet Tubman. The chapters are very short and concise. There is a timeline that runs through the book and a quiz toward the end. My favorite feature was the "Jump in the Think Tank" segments that asked questions to enhance creative thinking. I also enjoyed the Myth vs Fact Sections. Although this book is written for young children, I felt I learned while reading to my children.

  8. 4 out of 5

    Dawn

    I chose to read this book after receiving a free copy from the publisher. All opinions in this review are my own and completely unbiased. Harriet Tubman was an amazing woman who should be an inspiration to us all. This biography is written for young readers, and it not only teaches about Harriet Tubman but about some of the history of our country. There are some extras included in The Story of Harriet Tubman that will encourage children to learn. Some of the words are bold which means they are in I chose to read this book after receiving a free copy from the publisher. All opinions in this review are my own and completely unbiased. Harriet Tubman was an amazing woman who should be an inspiration to us all. This biography is written for young readers, and it not only teaches about Harriet Tubman but about some of the history of our country. There are some extras included in The Story of Harriet Tubman that will encourage children to learn. Some of the words are bold which means they are in the glossary in the back. There are also maps, time lines, and graphics called “Myths vs. Facts.” Occasionally, there’s an arrow with “Jump in the Think Tank” suggestions, which encourage children to express how they might feel in the same situation. There’s a quiz at the end as well as additional Think Tank questions. It’s important to teach youngsters about Harriet Tubman and other historical figures like her. She proved that just one person can make a difference. This is definitely a book that should be in every child’s library.

  9. 4 out of 5

    Jennifer Lynn

    This is another solid installment in Rockridge Press's Biography for New Readers series. Like the other books in the series, this book includes a glossary for unfamiliar terms, eye-catching illustrations, a timeline throughout to reinforce order of key events in the life of Harriet Tubman and the United States, and some "Think Tank" questions to encourage engagement with the text. The content is excellent. I learned quite a bit about Harriet Tubman beyond the very basic lore from my own elementar This is another solid installment in Rockridge Press's Biography for New Readers series. Like the other books in the series, this book includes a glossary for unfamiliar terms, eye-catching illustrations, a timeline throughout to reinforce order of key events in the life of Harriet Tubman and the United States, and some "Think Tank" questions to encourage engagement with the text. The content is excellent. I learned quite a bit about Harriet Tubman beyond the very basic lore from my own elementary school days over two decades ago. Platt did a phenomenal job of explaining Tubman's early life and accomplishments as a hero and activist in a way that should be digestible to young minds. Comparing to others in this series however, I found myself disappointed with the quantity and frankly the quality of the "Think Tank" questions peppering the text. I think there was some missed opportunity there to connect the story of Tubman's life for today's children. Overall, solid 4 stars. Excellent content, just fell a bit short when looking at the "extras" in the series. Thank you to the publisher for providing me with a free copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.

  10. 5 out of 5

    Janet

    When life for the entire universe and planet turns on its end and like everyone else you "have nothing to do" while your place of work is closed, superspeed readers like me can read 250+ pages/hour, so yes, I have read the book … and many more today. Callisto Media/Rockridge Press was kind enough to send me a copy of this book to read in exchange for an honest review. From the publisher, as I do not repeat the contents or story of books in reviews, I let them do it as they do it better than I do 😸 When life for the entire universe and planet turns on its end and like everyone else you "have nothing to do" while your place of work is closed, superspeed readers like me can read 250+ pages/hour, so yes, I have read the book … and many more today. Callisto Media/Rockridge Press was kind enough to send me a copy of this book to read in exchange for an honest review. From the publisher, as I do not repeat the contents or story of books in reviews, I let them do it as they do it better than I do 😸. Discover the life of Harriet Tubman―a story about courage, bravery, and freedom Harriet Tubman became a celebrated leader in the fight to free people from slavery. Before that, she was a determined young girl who believed that everyone deserved to be free. Harriet Tubman bravely used the Underground Railroad―a network of secret routes and safe houses―to free herself and many other enslaved people. Explore how Harriet Tubman went from being a slave on a plantation in Maryland to one of the most important figures in American history. How will her courageous spirit inspire you? This Harriet Tubman biography includes: Path to freedom―Explore a visual timeline of Harriet’s life so you can see her progress over time. Helpful definitions―Discover a glossary with easy-to-understand definitions for the more advanced words and ideas in the book. Test your knowledge―Take a quiz to make sure you understand the who, what, where, when, why, and how of Harriet’s life. If you’ve been searching for Harriet Tubman biographies for kids, look no further―this one has it all. Harriet Tubman was an amazing person – and the first woman o US currency. She did things that were instrumental to history in the USA and Canada. I am a fan of the tv series “Timeless” and my favourite line is by Rupert who says “Harriet Tubman was a badass” – and she was. The book is well written, great illustrations and lots of activities. I think kids are a little young to see the 2019 movie “Harriet” but this will help younger kids understand who she is. This book is also cross reviewed at http://www.facebook.com/janetsbookcorner AND will be on Amazon.ca and Amazon.com after its release date.

  11. 5 out of 5

    A.M. Nestler MSW

    All I can say is that I am IN LOVE with this biography! The biography is written for children, but I thoroughly enjoyed it as an adult. The illustrations are so lovely, and the author doesn't talk down to their audience. Harriet Tubman is such an important American figure, and I am overjoyed to find a children's biography that does her justice. This book makes an excellent gift for any child or young adult who loves to read and learn. But what I loved most about this book was that it made learni All I can say is that I am IN LOVE with this biography! The biography is written for children, but I thoroughly enjoyed it as an adult. The illustrations are so lovely, and the author doesn't talk down to their audience. Harriet Tubman is such an important American figure, and I am overjoyed to find a children's biography that does her justice. This book makes an excellent gift for any child or young adult who loves to read and learn. But what I loved most about this book was that it made learning fun and unique, and I think that it is a must-have for any classroom or setting where children are present. Thank you so much to the author for your beautiful work! *I received this book in exchange for an honest review.

  12. 5 out of 5

    Andrex

    Who was Araminta Rose? Harriet Tubman! Born into slavery, Minty started work at the age of 5. That didn't stop her being determined from a very young age to free herself and her family. What happened when Minty stole a sugar cube? When the Fugitive Slave Law came into effect where did Harriet have to take/lead people? This book with its Myth and Fact boxes, colorful timelines and so much more deserves a place in everyone's library. Written for the independent reader it is suitable for the older c Who was Araminta Rose? Harriet Tubman! Born into slavery, Minty started work at the age of 5. That didn't stop her being determined from a very young age to free herself and her family. What happened when Minty stole a sugar cube? When the Fugitive Slave Law came into effect where did Harriet have to take/lead people? This book with its Myth and Fact boxes, colorful timelines and so much more deserves a place in everyone's library. Written for the independent reader it is suitable for the older child who wants to learn about Harriet. his is a woman who truly helped change the course of history in a beneficial way. EXCELLENT! I was provided a copy of the book by the publisher. Thanks, Liz

  13. 4 out of 5

    Julie

    Before our current administration banned the efforts, Harriet Tubman was to be the new hero and Founding Mother on the $20 bill. Christine Platt does Ms. Tubman justice in this fabulous bio for first chapter readers, and Loris Lora's colorful illustrations complement the prose wonderfully. In addition to great text, there are timelines, "myth & fact" boxes, maps, bold words throughout the book and a glossary to define them, a multiple choice quiz at the end, and questions to "jump into the think Before our current administration banned the efforts, Harriet Tubman was to be the new hero and Founding Mother on the $20 bill. Christine Platt does Ms. Tubman justice in this fabulous bio for first chapter readers, and Loris Lora's colorful illustrations complement the prose wonderfully. In addition to great text, there are timelines, "myth & fact" boxes, maps, bold words throughout the book and a glossary to define them, a multiple choice quiz at the end, and questions to "jump into the think tank" and delve deeper into the story. Educational, inspirational, and fun. Thanks, Callisto, for the review copy!

  14. 4 out of 5

    Amber

    Great early reader to learn more about Harriet Tubman’s life. Christine Platt writes in a way that presents honest information in an age appropriate way for young readers, and I highly suggest this title! Thank you to the author and Callisto Publishers for an advanced copy of this book.

  15. 4 out of 5

    Adrienne

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  16. 4 out of 5

    Ashley Jacobsen

    This books gives young readers insight about Harriet Tubman's life and all she did to help other escape to freedom. Six Traits: ideas Guided Reading Level: G Lexile Measure: 250L This books gives young readers insight about Harriet Tubman's life and all she did to help other escape to freedom. Six Traits: ideas Guided Reading Level: G Lexile Measure: 250L

  17. 5 out of 5

    Aleisha

    Wonderful! I love Harriet Tubman. What an exceptional advocate and humanitarian. ❤️

  18. 5 out of 5

    Lori Sanders

    I read this with my son and we both enjoyed it. Great length for several sittings or one and just enough information to teach and hold children's attentions. Beautiful illustrations. I read this with my son and we both enjoyed it. Great length for several sittings or one and just enough information to teach and hold children's attentions. Beautiful illustrations.

  19. 4 out of 5

    Pauline

    Love this series for young readers/learners. The visuals also reinforce the importance of fact over myth, along with a time stamp throughout the narrative.

  20. 4 out of 5

    Taylor Brutto

  21. 5 out of 5

    Liu Yizhou

  22. 4 out of 5

    Maggie Dugan (The Fully Booked Reviews)

  23. 4 out of 5

    Kelly Turner

  24. 5 out of 5

    Anna Crowley Redding

  25. 4 out of 5

    Danielle

  26. 4 out of 5

    Tamryn Williams

  27. 5 out of 5

    Maria Dunlap

  28. 5 out of 5

    Judy Taylor

  29. 5 out of 5

    christinemm

  30. 4 out of 5

    Lyndi

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