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I Am Harriet Tubman: Ordinary People Change the World

By Mary Eisenhart, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 5+

Courage, doing the right thing are themes in thrilling bio.

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Introducing the heroic woman who escaped slavery and then faced many dangers to help others, this Ordinary People Change the World entry offers thrilling adventures and positive messages aplenty. In I Am Harriet Tubman, author Brad Meltzer and illustrator Christopher Eliopolous deliver a strong, relatable protagonist, often using words from her own writings to tell her story of a daily life in which you could be worked to death by a cruel enslaver or lose your family forever by being sold to another enslaver -- and what she decided to do about it.

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