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Harriet Tubman / written by Andrea Davis Pinkney ; interior illustrations by Gillian Flint.

Pinkney, Andrea Davis (author.). Flint, Gillian, (illustrator.).

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Rowayton Library J 306.3620 PIN (Text to phone) 33625122937902 Juvenile New Nonfiction Available -

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"Inspired by She persisted by Chelsea Clinton & Alexandra Boiger."
"Based on the bestselling picture book series by Chelsea Clinton & Alexandra Boiger"--Cover.
Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 56-59).
Formatted Contents Note: Bright-eyed girl -- The North Star's diamond light -- Dreams of freedom -- Bound for the promised land -- The woman called Moses -- The power of progress -- How you can persist.
Summary, etc.: "Born enslaved, Harriet Tubman rose up to become one of the most successful, determined and well-known conductors of the Underground Railroad. With her family's love planted firmly in her heart, Harriet looked to the North Star for guidance--and its light helped guide her way out of slavery. Her courage made it possible for her to help others reach freedom too." -- Amazon.com.
Subject: Tubman, Harriet 1822-1913 Juvenile literature
Slaves United States Biography Juvenile literature
African American women Biography Juvenile literature
African Americans Biography Juvenile literature
Underground Railroad Juvenile literature
Women Juvenile Biography
Genre: Biographies.
Illustrated works.

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She Persisted: Harriet Tubman
She Persisted: Harriet Tubman
by Pinkney, Andrea Davis; Clinton, Chelsea; Boiger, Alexandra (Illustrator); Flint, Gillian (Illustrator)
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She Persisted: Harriet Tubman

Dear Reader, As Sally Ride and Marian Wright Edelman both powerfully said, "You can't be what you can't see." When Sally Ride said that, she meant that it was hard to dream of being an astronaut, like she was, or a doctor or an athlete or anything at all if you didn't see someone like you who already had lived that dream. She especially was talking about seeing women in jobs that historically were held by men. I wrote the first She Persisted and the books that came after it because I wanted young girls--and children of all genders--to see women who worked hard to live their dreams. And I wanted all of us to see examples of persistence in the face of different challenges to help inspire us in our own lives. I'm so thrilled now to partner with a sisterhood of writers to bring longer, more in-depth versions of these stories of women's persistence and achievement to readers. I hope you enjoy these chapter books as much as I do and find them inspiring and empowering. And remember: If anyone ever tells you no, if anyone ever says your voice isn't important or your dreams are too big, remember these women. They persisted and so should you. Warmly, Chelsea Clinton TABLE OF CONTENTS Chapter 1: Bright-Eyed Girl Chapter 2: The North Star's Diamond Light Chapter 3: Dreams of Freedom Chapter 4: Bound for the Promised Land Chapter 5: The Woman Called Moses Chapter 6: The Power of Progress How You Can Persist References Chapter 1 Bright-Eyed Girl When Harriet Green gave birth to her daughter, she held that baby close, whispered a sweet hello, and loved the child with all her heart. The newborn's father, Benjamin Ross, most likely cradled his tiny daughter. He was as proud as any daddy could be. The baby was born on a night so dark, you couldn't see past its black. But the light in that child's eyes was brighter than bright. She had a twinkle about her that shone like the sky's prettiest stars. Nobody knows the exact date this bright-eyed girl came into the world. She was born at a time when not everyone recorded birthdays. It was sometime between 1820 and 1822. Though no one remembers the precise year, one thing's for certain: this girl grew up to become a great lady whose bravery and grit persisted her whole life, and inspired others to follow. Excerpted from She Persisted: Harriet Tubman by Andrea Davis Pinkney, Chelsea Clinton All rights reserved by the original copyright owners. Excerpts are provided for display purposes only and may not be reproduced, reprinted or distributed without the written permission of the publisher.
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