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FEBRUARY 16, 2007
Moses: When Harriet Tubman Led Her People to Freedom by Carole Boston Weatherford
Sparse lyrical text is used in this biography about Harriet Tubman's work bringing slaves out of the South into freedom during the 1850's. The picture book tells of her spiritual journey as she hears God's voice tell her that she is meant to be free. God continues to guide her as she escapes her master and never leaves her side as she returns south 19 times to rescue 300 more slaves. Throughtout, Harriet and God have a back-and-forth conversation that gives her strength to do what she must do. The text is accompanied by beautiful artwork by Kadir Nelson who just won a 2007 Caldecott Honor Book award as well as a 2007 Coretta Scott King Illustrator Book Award for his illustrations in this book. This is a stunning book suitable for children ages 5 and up. Even adults will appreciate this masterful telling of one woman's bravery.

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