Independent Reading A Guide to Harriet Tubman: Conductor on the Underground Railroad Ann Petry “On my Underground Railroad, I never ran my train off the. Harriet Tubman has ratings and reviews. Terrie said: This book was originally published in but has been updated with a forward by Jason Reyn. . Ann Petry’s Harriet Tubman: Conductor on the Underground Railroad is a straightforward, dramatically compelling, well-researched biography on one of the.

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I enjoyed this book. Harridt book didn’t really have any artistic elements with it being a book for older age ranges its mainly just a book with words. You are about to enter the undercover world of African-American spies–enslaved and free–risking everything in the name of freedom.

Abn term manumission is introduced: Still destitute as an old woman, the great deliverer of her people was peddling vegetables in Auburn. I would recommend this book to anyone in middle school or older.

This really is a great book I read about Harriet Tubman in middle school and I remember being so interested in her story and I feel like middler schoolers today will still like this book a lot. Straight forward, to the point, but also well researched and humble in it’s delivery. If it’s made up, how can we call this a work of nonfiction? She dreamed of freedom and was willing to do anything to get it. The writer brings Harriet Tubman to life in a narrative that imagines conversations and thoughts but also includes facts, anecdotes, and quotations from contemporary accounts and newspaper articles.


To gain freedom, people had to cross the border tubmaj Mexico or Canada. I do think that this book should be classified as historical fiction, though.

Harriet Tubman: Conductor on the Underground Railroad

We’ve all heard the stories, but WOW, what a woman – she is truly a Founding Mother of our Nation; the influence she had on policy makers, abolitionists, and our Nation’s struggle with Civil Rights is unfathomable. The outcome of a secret night raid deep into Confederate territory depends on the accuracy of the intelligence she and other black spies have gathered.

The issue increasingly divided the nation.

She was known as “Moses” because of her skills; she was never captured and never lost one of her “passengers. This text briefly explains what is going on during this time in terms of enslavement.

Civil War Newspaper Template. Petry narrates a discussion that took place in Harriet’s parents’ cabin the night Harriet was born and continues to do so from there.

Black servants became slaves for life. I think anyone over the age of ten would be able to read this book and understand it. This is not be acceptable in informational texts – despite this book’s continued publication. Harriet was an amazing woman, an inspiration for all.

Harriet Tubman: Conductor on the Underground Railroad by Ann Petry

She even has quotes from Harriet. I think this was the book that I was obsessed with in the third grade– I’ve proabably read it more than any other book and it likely jumpstarted my love of history and historical fiction. This is a very readable biography of the remarkable slave liberator. So she became a conductor Summary: May 03, Lori rated it it was amazing Shelves: After she married, she moved to New York City and wrote for newspapers and advertising agencies before she began writing short stories and novels.


Nelson Davis, second husband of Harriet Tubman; because of his service in the Ppetry War, Tubman received a small pension after his death. Apr 11, Shanice rated it it was amazing. It was enlightening to get this more in-depth picture of her life.

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It is from the junior section, so there wasn’t the gore of slavery, just the explanation of the horrible wrong it is. This detailed account combined with powerful archival images supplemented with woodcuts by Carla Bauer, maps, a time line, footnotes, and extensive quote sources make this incredibly detailed account an excellent tubmwn for report writing as well as an exciting true-life adventure.

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