illustrated by Jerry Pinkney
published in 2000


Appropriate age:
Young Kid (age 5-7)
Reading level:
Grade 3
Genres: Biography, Nonfiction
Cultures: Americas, United States, African American
Subjects: Trains, History, Slavery, War, Women


This is the story of young Harriet Tubman, then called "Minty". A slave in the Brodas household, she is often punished for her feisty, rebellious spirit, and always, above all, dreams of escape.