Before She was Harriet

A lush biography of Harriet Tubman, illustrated by an award-winning artist.

By Lesa Cline-Ransome Illustrated by James E. Ransome Read by Mia Ellis African American / Children's Nonfiction / History - United States English Age group 3-8 7m Sell Sheet Also available on
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									We know her today as Harriet Tubman, but in her lifetime she was called by many names. As General Tubman she was a Union spy. As Moses she led hundreds to freedom on the Underground Railroad. As Minty she was a slave whose spirit could not be broken. An evocative poem and iconographic animation come together to honor a woman of humble origins whose courage and compassion make her larger than life.

A 2018 Coretta Scott King (Illustrator) Honor Book - Awards

"A memorable, lyrical reverse-chronological walk through the life of an American icon. While the text introduces readers to the details of Tubman's life, Ransome's use of watercolor...reveals Tubman's humanity, determination, drive, and hope." - Kirkus Reviews, Starred Review

"Beyond its recognition of all that Tubman accomplished, the book serves as a powerful reminder of how all children carry within them the potential for greatness." - Publishers Weekly, Starred Review

"Simultaneously simple enough for young children to understand and sophisticated enough to inspire adults." - Booklist, Starred Review

"This lovely tribute effectively communicates Tubman's -everlasting bravery and resolve, and will ­inspire curious readers to learn more." - School Library Journal, Starred Review