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Book Title: Freedom Train: The Story of Harriet Tubman|
The author of the book: Dorothy Sterling
ISBN 13: 9780590436281
Edition: Scholastic Paperbacks
Date of issue: May 1st 1987
Format files: PDF
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This book covers the life of Harriet Tubman from the time she was a seven year old slave in Maryland until she dies at the age of nintey-three. Harriet begins working as a house servant and ends up being sent to work in the field with men. Her master hires her out to other farmers, on a job Harriet ends up meeting another slaved named Jim who ends up telling her that he has run away many times and tells her about the Underground Railroad that helps slaves escape to free territory. A while later she is in town and meets John Tubman who becomes her husband. The book continues to tell her story throughout being married and how she successfully helped more than three hundred slaves escape to free territory. As she gets older she continues to fight to end slavery which she finally gets to see in 1863.
I chose to read this book because I wanted to find a historical fiction book for students to read that wasn't boring and had them interested in the material. In my practicum last year, there were tons of books similar to this, so I decided to read this one and see why the students like them so much, and now I see why, these books don't make you feel like you are reading about history.
I would use this in my classroom as an introduction to Black History Month, students can read about her story and then write the story in their own words, and students can use the format and write a story about another famous person or event that they want to learn about.
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Read information about the authorDorothy Sterling (Dannenberg) was a Jewish-American writer and historian.
She was born and grew up in New York City, attended Wellesley College, and graduated from Barnard College in 1934. After college, she worked as a journalist and writer in New York for several years. In 1937, she married Philip Sterling, also a writer. In the 1940s, she worked for Life Magazine for 8 years. In early 1968, 448 writers and editors, including Sterling, put a full-page ad in the New York Post declaring their intention to refuse to pay taxes for the Vietnam War.
Sterling was the author of more than 30 books, mainly non-fiction historical works for children on the origins of the women's and anti-slavery movements, civil rights, segregation, and nature, as well as mysteries. She has won several awards for her writings, including the Carter G. Woodson Book Award from the National Council for the Social Studies for The Trouble They Seen: Black People Tell the Story of Reconstruction in 1976.
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