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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (193 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Ann Petry Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: September 4, 2018 ISBN: 9780062883988
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The quintessential biography for middle grade readers of Harriet Tubman, the anti-slavery hero who is expected to be the face of the new $20 bill. The New Yorkerpraised this book as “an evocative portrait,” and the Chicago Tribune called it “superb.”

Harriet Tubman was born a slave and dreamed of being free. She was willing to risk everything—including her own life—to see that dream come true. After her daring escape, Harriet became a conductor on the secret Underground Railroad, helping others make the dangerous journey to freedom.

Harriet Tubman: Conductor on the Underground Railroad is an accessible portrait of the woman who guided more than 300 slaves to freedom. This award-winning introduction to the late abolitionist is an ALA Notable Book and a New York Times Outstanding Book. This book also includes an index.

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Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lori | 1/15/2014

    " One of my top ten books. Harriet was an amazing woman, an inspiration for all. Her story brings tears to your eyes when you learn of her life in slavery. My 7 year old is reading all about her and she has become a heroine in our home. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Elijah | 12/20/2013

    " this was a good book it was long but a good story that i enjoyed about harriet tubman "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jess | 11/30/2013

    " An easy read for all. My 10 year old son loved this book as well as me. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 TC | 11/4/2013

    " wonderful biography of an amazing woman! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Shanice | 10/29/2013

    " I think this book is a good book,every middle school student should read this book.:D "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rodney Delarosa | 9/19/2013

    " This book is very complex, but is also interesting as you go along and build an understanding of it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tracy | 8/8/2013

    " Read in elementary school; I loved Harriet Tubman!! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Juliette | 7/13/2013

    " it was okay kinda boring "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Alicia | 6/7/2013

    " i would only read this for a class project. very educational and somewhat exciting "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Chelsea | 5/20/2013

    " A moderately interesting educational book about Harriet Tubman. Good for younger readers who want to learn more about Harriet Tubman. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jessica | 3/1/2013

    " So I've really only read about 10 pages of this with my 8th graders...how are kids supposed to fully appreciate books & stories when all they ever read are excerpts? "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Madi | 12/20/2012

    " I really hate historical fiction books but last year my sevvy social studies teacher forced us to read this and Johnny Tremain "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brian Sims | 12/1/2012

    " Just read Harriet Tubman ~ Conductor on the Underground Railroad by Ann Petry. We've all heard the stories, but WOW, what a woman - she is truly a Founding Mother of our Nation; the influence she had on policy makers, abolitionists, and our Nation's struggle with Civil Rights is unfathomable. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sam | 8/12/2012

    " This is for school--I'm slightly embarrassed. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cameron Gillard | 7/29/2012

    " Harriet can do so much better than John "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ariellathomas | 7/24/2012

    " An engaging book about a wonderful historic figure. Could be a great help in teaching about slavery and the civil war. May need to be used as a read-aloud for the younger grades. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Courtney | 7/3/2012

    " I think this was the book that I was obsessed with in the third grade-- I've proabably read it more than any other book and it likely jumpstarted my love of history and historical fiction. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Angélique | 2/16/2012

    " I read this book in a day out of necessity caused by procrastination, so my view of the book is admittedly a little warped. I enjoyed the information given, but the way it was presented made it more tedious to read in one day than other biographies I've read. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Camilla | 4/26/2011

    " DON'T READ THIS BOOK! Such a waste! (Sorry anyone who likes it, but I personally think it is extremely boring!) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Shanice | 4/11/2011

    " I think this book is a good book,every middle school student should read this book.:D "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Chelsea | 2/14/2011

    " A moderately interesting educational book about Harriet Tubman. Good for younger readers who want to learn more about Harriet Tubman. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brian | 1/23/2011

    " Just read Harriet Tubman ~ Conductor on the Underground Railroad by Ann Petry. We've all heard the stories, but WOW, what a woman - she is truly a Founding Mother of our Nation; the influence she had on policy makers, abolitionists, and our Nation's struggle with Civil Rights is unfathomable. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Elijah | 12/23/2010

    " this was a good book it was long but a good story that i enjoyed about harriet tubman
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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cameron | 12/21/2010

    " Harriet can do so much better than John "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rodney | 12/20/2010

    " This book is very complex, but is also interesting as you go along and build an understanding of it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 TC | 5/13/2010

    " wonderful biography of an amazing woman! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Camilla | 2/19/2010

    " DON'T READ THIS BOOK! Such a waste! (Sorry anyone who likes it, but I personally think it is extremely boring!) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ariellathomas | 4/13/2009

    " An engaging book about a wonderful historic figure. Could be a great help in teaching about slavery and the civil war. May need to be used as a read-aloud for the younger grades. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tracy | 4/6/2009

    " Read in elementary school; I loved Harriet Tubman!! "

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About the Author
Author Ann Petry

Ann Petry (1908–1997) was an American author who became the first African American woman writer with book sales topping a million copies for her novel The Street. She first studied pharmacy, and upon receiving her PhG in 1931, she worked as a pharmacist in her family’s drugstores in Old Saybrook and Old Lyme, Connecticut. During these years she wrote several short stories. When she married George David Petry in 1938, the course of her life changed. They moved to New York, and Ann wrote articles for Harlem’s Amsterdam News. By 1941 she was covering general news stories and editing the women’s pages of the People’s Voice in Harlem. Her first published story appeared in 1943 in the Crisis, a magazine published monthly by the NAACP. Afterward she began work on her first novel—The Street, published in 1946—for which she received the Houghton Mifflin Literary Fellowship. She wrote two more novels, The Country Place and The Narrows, and numerous short stories, articles, and children’s books. She was also appointed visiting professor of English at the University of Hawaii and lectured widely throughout the United States.