Harriet Tubman: Conductor on the Underground Railroad

Harriet Tubman: Conductor on the Underground Railroad

by Ann Petry


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Harriet Tubman; Conductor on the Underground Railroad 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Anonymous 10 months ago
From one of my students: This book is easy to read, a good length, has understandable vocabulary for a seventh grader, but has a very slow start. I felt as though I didn’t need to know every little detail about her childhood and it started to get a little bit repetitive. I would have also loved to see any images as it might have made the read more fun and enjoyable. If you wanted to get just the basic life events of Harriet Tubman I would not recommend this book. However, if you are someone really interested in every aspect of her life, you would enjoy this book. The history event blurbs at the end of each chapter was also a nice touch. (As a 12 year old who doesn’t enjoy non-fiction, I would probably not have picked up this book had I not been required to.)
MaowangVater on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
"Go free or die" was what Harriet Tubman told reluctant runaway slaves. Short, strong, and brave "Moses," as she was called led over 300 people out of Maryland into Delaware and then on to Pennsylvania and then on to Canada. James does an excellent job of bringing Harriet's voice and that of other slaves, slaveholders, and abolitionists.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Harriet Tubman: Conductor on the Underground Railroad is a book that uses fictional language and combines it with historical facts. It is a lighter read with a considerable amount of vocabulary. Petry also introduces the reader to terminology used back then to help get a deeper understanding of the struggles slaves faced on plantations all over the world. Petry narrates through Harriet’s difficult life as a slave with emotion, exposing the flaws and effects slavery had on society back in the 1820’s. Harriet meets many people along the way to freedom who either help or hinder her free and rebellious spirit. This book primarily retells the story of Harriet’s rising tale from an unprivileged slave on a plantation to a courageous abolitionist.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
“Harriet Tubman: Conductor on the Underground Railroad” is a very good book. It provides the unique perspective and story of Harriet Tubman, an enslaved black woman, from her childhood to adulthood. You gain insight about enslaved people, what their lives were like, and how they used the Underground Railroad as an effective escape method (even though danger was always present). This novel is historical fiction but also includes excerpts about real historical events at the end of every chapter to help build background knowledge. You won’t feel pressured to rush through the book since it’s only 247 pages long. Plus, it’s well written, has incredible description, and great imagery. It is informative without being overwhelming, and you don’t even realize how much you’re learning! The thing I enjoyed most about this book was the writing. The language flows together beautifully, and I developed an emotional connection to Harriet and the hardships she endured. I definitely recommend this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago