Synopses & Reviews
Araminta Ross was born a slave in Delaware in the early 19th century. Slavery meant that her family could be ripped apart at any time, and that she could be put to work in dangerous places and for abusive people. But north of the Mason-Dixon line, slavery was illegal. If she could run away and make it north without being caught or killed, she'd be free. Facing enormous danger, Araminta made it, and once free, she changed her name to Harriet Tubman. Tubman spent the rest of her life helping slaves run away like she did, every time taking her life in her hands. Nathan Hale tells her incredible true-life story with the humor and sensitivity he's shown in every one of the Hazardous Tales — perfect for reluctant readers and classroom discussions.
"A first-choice selection for any children’s library and a fresh addition to Black History Month and Women’s History Month book lists." School Library Journal
About the Author
Nathan Hale is the New York Times bestselling author and illustrator of the Nathan Hale's Hazardous Tales series, one of which won a place on the Texas Bluebonnet Award master list. He also illustrated the graphic novel Rapunzel's Revenge, which was an Al's Book Club for Kids selection, an ALA-ALSC Notable Children's Book, and a YALSA Great Graphic Novel for Teens, as well as the recipient of three starred reviews. He lives in Provo, Utah.