Before She was Harriet by Lesa Cline-Ransome, James E. Ransome- Special Order
Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honor Book
ALA Notable Children's Book
Charlotte Zolotow Award Highly Commended Title
NCTE Notable Poetry Book
Center for the Study of Multicultural Children’s Literature (CSMCL) Best Book of the Year
Booklist Editors’ Choice
Kirkus Reviews Best Picture Book
EUREKA! Nonfiction Honor Award
NAACP Image Award Nominee for Outstanding Literary Work–Children
A lush and lyrical biography of Harriet Tubman, written in verse and illustrated by an award-winning artist.
We know her today as Harriet Tubman, but in her lifetime she was called by many names. As General Tubman she was a Union spy. As Moses she led hundreds to freedom on the Underground Railroad. As Minty she was a slave whose spirit could not be broken. An evocative poem and opulent watercolors come together to honor a woman of humble origins whose courage and compassion make her larger than life.