On this very special podcast edition of Read Out Loud, author Lesa Cline-Ransome reads her award-winning tribute to the amazing life of Harriet Tubman, BEFORE SHE WAS HARRIET.
We know her today as Harriet Tubman, but in her lifetime she was called General, Moses, and Minty. Listen to learn more about this woman of humble origins whose courage and compassion changed the lives of those around her, and ultimately the course of history.
ABOUT THE BOOK
Written by Lesa Cline-Ransome; illustrated by James Ransome
A lush and lyrical biography of Harriet Tubman, written in free verse and illustrated by an award-winning artist. 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 opulent watercolors come together to honor a woman of humble origins whose courage and compassion make her larger than life. A Junior Library Guild selection and Coretta Scott King honor book.