Winner of the 1997 Coretta Scott King Illustrator Award
They called her "Minty."
When she grew up, she became Harriet Tubman, the courageous and heroic woman who helped hundreds of slaves escape to freedom through the Underground Railroad. But she was just a little girl for a while—and this is her story. Minty, short for Araminta, was a feisty and headstrong young slave, whose rebellious spirit often got her into trouble. She told stories to her doll, released animals from traps, and, above all, dreamed of running away. And when her father began to teach her the skills necessary for escape, she listened carefully, and learned. . . . ---from the publisher
*"Rich with melodrama, suspense, pathos, and, of course, a powerful vision of freedom. This exquisitely crafted book resonates well beyond its few pages."—Kirkus Reviews, starred review
40 pages 978-0140561968 Ages 5-9
Keywords: biography, African American, African American author, diversity, diverse books, courage, heroes, girls and women, slavery, running away, multicultural biographies, historical biographies, women's biographies, 5 year old, 6 year old, 7 year old, 8 year old, 9 year old, Coretta Scott King Illustrator Award, Social Studies Curriculum, 19th century