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Before She Was Harriet by Lesa Cline-Ransome

Before She Was Harriet

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Before She Was Harriet by Lesa Cline-Ransome
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Nov 07, 2017 | ISBN 9780823420476

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★ ”Simultaneously simple enough for young children to understand and sophisticated enough to inspire adults.”—Booklist, Starred Review
★ ”A memorable, lyrical reverse-chronological walk through the life of an American icon. While the text introduces readers to the details of Tubman’s life, Ransome’s use of watercolor . . . reveals Tubman’s humanity, determination, drive, and hope. Ransome’s lavishly detailed and expansive double-page spreads situate young readers in each time and place as the text takes them further into the past.”—Kirkus Reviews, Starred Review
★ ”This striking reverse chronology opens with a regal portrait of an elderly Harriet Tubman, after which the Ransomes chart her decades of work in pursuit of equality. [Lesa Cline-Ransome’s] incisive free verse emphasize[s] Tubman’s bravery in the face of a multitude of dangers. James Ransome’s watercolor portraits imbue Tubman with a steely determination―at every age―in lush scenes often set against blazing summer skies and blue, moonlit nights. Beyond its recognition of all that Tubman accomplished, the book serves as a powerful reminder of how all children carry within them the potential for greatness.”—Publishers Weekly, Starred Review
★ ”Each episode in her compelling life is illustrated by a luminous watercolor. The expertly done expressive paintings evoke Tubman’s strength and integrity showing ‘the wisp of a woman with the courage of a lion.’ This lovely tribute effectively communicates Tubman’s ­everlasting bravery and resolve, and will ­inspire curious readers to learn more.”—School Library Journal, Starred Review

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