New York Times Bestseller Araminta Ross was born a slave in Delaware in the early 19th century. Slavery meant that her family could be ripped apart at any time, and that she could be put to work in dangerous places and for abusive people. But north of the Mason-Dixon line, slavery was illegal. If she could run away and make it north without being caught or killed, she’d be free. Facing enormous danger, Araminta made it, and once free, she changed her name to Harriet Tubman. Tubman spent the rest of her life helping slaves run away like she did, every time taking her life in her hands. Nathan Hale tells her incredible true-life story with the humor and sensitivity he’s shown in every one of the Hazardous Tales—perfect for reluctant readers and classroom discussions. Get The Underground Abductor and two other Hazardous Tales in the Nathan Hale's Hazardous Tales 3-Book Boxed Set, available now!
About the Author
Nathan Hale is the New York Times bestselling author and illustrator of the Nathan Hale’s Hazardous Tales series, one of which won a place on the Texas Bluebonnet Award master list. He also illustrated the graphic novel Rapunzel’s Revenge, which was an Al’s Book Club for Kids selection, an ALA-ALSC Notable Children’s Book, and a YALSA Great Graphic Novel for Teens, as well as the recipient of three starred reviews. He lives in Provo, Utah.
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I loved this book. Araminta Ross was born a slave and later became known as Harriet Tubman also known as Moses. The book is in graphic format, which I was not sure I would like, but I did. Araminta starts working as a hired out slave when she was very young as she becomes older, she realizes that along with her brothers and sisters she could be sold apart from her family at any time. An incident leaves her with a serious head injury and later with narcolepsy and visions. She knows she must head north to freedom and begins many trips heading back and forth to the north taking other slaves with her as she tries to get her family to also leave and head north. Since Araminta was her slave name she takes on the name Harriet. She begins to find many safe stops along the underground railroad. (I will admit as a child visiting areas in Michigan along the underground railroad stop, I thought the same thing one of the characters in the book thought, until I realized that it meant safe houses or stops.) The book taught me several things I did not know. I love it when I learn from books like this. I think the text, the graphic formatting and the content will be a great read for many people. I highly recommend this book. The many people Harriet Tubman meets during her journeys and the amazing strength she had, both physically and mentally. Recommend this book to many and think it should be widely available. I received this book in exchange for my honest review.