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Moses

When Harriet Tubman Led Her People to Freedom

Average Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5.
Moses
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Describes Tubman's spiritual journey as she hears the voice of God guiding her north to freedom on that very first trip to escape the brutal practice of forced servitude. Tubman would make nineteen subsequent trips back south, never being caught, but none as profound as this first one.
Publisher: New York : Hyperion Books for Children, c2006
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 0786851759
9780786851751
Branch Call Number: E973.7115 WEA
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 30 cm
Additional Contributors: Nelson, Kadir Illustrator

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Beautiful illustrations and flowing text depict the spiritual journey of Harriet Tubman that prompted her to lead hundreds of slaves to freedom. Ages 5-9

Describes Tubman's spiritual journey as she hears the voice of God guiding her on her first trip north to freedom Ages 6-9


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This book is a great book for children of all ages that has fantastic pictures and the words of the story that seem to illuminate and surround the pictures. The story brings to life the days of slavery pre Civil War. I recommend this story because of it being a true story about the underground railroad. Children are able to gain an understanding of a slaves life and desire to be free, The pictures are so beautifully done that the expressions are visual on each page. The descriptive words help any person hearing the story, be able to travel in time and see the endurance of a pioneer for creating the path of freedom for slaves.

Parents, I believe this is a good book for your children to read. This story is the fictional side of Harriet Tubman journey to freedom and how it takes place. She mostly has a conversation with God. This book explains slavery and shows how slaves did have a spiritual connection and depended on God. This is a great read to teach your children about slaver and God and the impact that both have had on Americas foundation and views today. At the end of the story they also offer biographical information about Harriet Tubman. This teaches them the difference between fact and opinion. Also, the illustrations are invigorating and will keep the readers attention.

Parents, I think this is a great book for you to read to your children. In school they hear about Harriet Tubman and the Underground Railroad, but for them to read the story even though it is told in someone else's words it is amazing. This book does talk about Harriet's faith and trust in God, but even if you do not believe in God, parents if you believe in some higher power, this is still a great book for you to read to your children about a higher power, and how you should trust the higher power (God) even when you can't trace it (him).

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BSKing thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 7 and 12

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Based on the true story of Harriet Tubman, this story captures Harriet's beginning journey prior to the underground railroad and how her struggle for freedom became her inspiration to help other slaves road to freedom.

Moses: When Harriet Tubman Led Her People to Freedom is a book about how Harriet Tubman was led to freedom. Her spiritual strength, faith, and hope along side her courage, determination, and listening ear assisted her in her journey to become free. Her dependence on God alone helped her to see the way in which she should go.

Harriet Tubman led hundreds of men, and women to freedom. Taking only her faith with her she traveled on the Underground Railroad to freedom. Her bravery and pursuit to freedom is the testament everyone knows. This is a different approach to an inspiring story of Harriet Tubman and the underground railroad.

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" She worried about her loved ones still enslaved down south"

":In 1851 Harriet returned Maryland and led her brothers to freedom"

"Harriet Tubman died in 1915".

"God speaks in a whip poor whip song I set the north star in the Heavens and I mean for you to be free."

"I'm going to see you through my child. In the moon's reflection on the creek, she sees God's face. I will arm you against your enemies, but you will not harm a soul, and no harm will come to you. Harriet walks till her legs ache, then she leans against a tree."

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