Wednesday, June 13, 2018

"Harriet Tubman" - a bookwrap

Today's book is about Harriet Tubman... a real life heroine.  Her superpowers were a deep, deep love for her people and an unbreakable will and determination to set them free from slavery.  


Harriet Tubman
Little People, Big Dreams Series

* Age Range: 5-8 years
* Grade Level: PS-1
* Series: Little People, Big Dreams
* Hardcover/ 32 pages
* Publisher: Lincoln Children's Books

Unwrapping some engaging illustrations

About the book

"Little People, Big Dreams" is an empowering series that highlights and celebrates the lives of ordinary women who rose up and made extraordinary contributions to the world.  Each book homes a powerful message and inspires the next generation of girls to do the same. 

This book documents the true, incredible life of Harriet Tubman.   She was born into slavery in Maryland in 1820.  She worked for her white masters from dawn to dusk.  She always stood up for herself and the others around her.  When she was grown she escaped her miserable life and headed North to freedom.  She then became the most famous "conductor" on the Underground Railroad.  

 Brave and courageous Harriet risked her life time and time again returning to free her family members and hundreds of other slaves from plantations on this hushed and secret network of safe houses.  

She worked for the army when the Civil War broke out, first as a cook, but soon became a nurse and a spy too!  

When the war ended she dedicated her life to helping struggling impoverished former slaves and with the elderly.  In honour of her life, in 2016, the U.S. Treasury Department placed Harriet Tubman on the centre of the new $20 bill, a replacement for Andrew Jackson.  She was rightly acknowledged and honoured by such a wonderful gesture.  

The illustrations are colourful and enrich the text greatly.  The author includes a more detailed biography of Harriet at the end of the book for older readers.  This whole series, "Little People, Big Dreams" is very inspirational and powerful. It allows wonderful role models of influential women for children of all ages to access.  I highly recommend this book. 

Storywraps Rating -  5+++ HUGS!!!!!

About the author

Mª ISABEL SÃNCHEZ VERGARA, born in Barcelona, Spain, is a writer and creative director in constant search of new concepts for children's books. Working for more than fifteen years for clients in top advertising agencies, her books combine creativity with learning, aiming to establish a new and fresh relationship between children and pop culture. 

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