Harriet Tubman, Conductor on the Underground Railroad, by Ann PetryHarper Collins
Born a slave, Harriet Tubman dreamed of freedom. Through hard work and her willingness to risk everything-including her life-she was able to make that dream come true. After making her escape, however,Harriet realized that her own freedom was not enough. Consequently, she became a conductor on the Underground Railroad, and devoted her life to helping others make the journey out of bondage. An invisible threat to plantation owners, she served as a symbol of strength and inspiration for her people. She was the legendary "Moses," delivering hundreds from the desert of slavery. With indisputable narrative skill, Ann Petry recreates the life of a woman of great strength, bravery, and unshakeable moral fiber.