The Hunt for Good Children’s Books – Part 15

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TITLE: MOSES, WHEN HARRIET TUBMAN LED HER PEOPLE TO FREEDOM

AUTHOR: CAROLE BOSTON WEATHERFORD

ILLUSTRATOR: KADIR NELSON

DESCRIPTION: One of the Underground Railroad’s greatest agents is portrayed as the trailblazer and amazing champion for freedom that defined her remarkable life.

WHY I LIKE THIS BOOK: Carole Boston Weatherford’s groundbreaking version of the story of Harriett Tubman speaks power from the opening page in the unique voice of a woman who defied the odds and won. Her deep dependence on faith and unshakable commitment to freedom drove Harriett to a level of performance unmatched by her fellow conductors. Given her physical limitations and status as a woman one marvels at how she could have accomplished the enviable record of having never lost a passenger. Kadir Nelson’s dreamlike illustrations add just the right mix of spirituality and heart-wrenching perspective of slavery. You cannot help but be moved by this collaboration between author and artist which birthing an amazing story for the ages.

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