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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 Narrator: Peter Francis James Publisher: Recorded Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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When Harriet Tubman was born a plantation slave in 1820, her parents hoped she could learn a trade, so she wouldn't have to work in the fields. But because she defended a slave against an overseer, she became a field hand anyway. As she grew strong and learned to survive in the woods and find her way by the North Star, she dreamed of freedom. When she was almost 30, she finally made her escape, but her own freedom wasn't enough. Risking life and limb, she became a conductor on the Underground Railroad to help other slaves flee to safety. A symbol of strength and hope, this legendary Moses led over 300 of her people to freedom and a new life.

Narrator Peter Francis James brings this powerful woman to life to inspire all of us with her compassion, bravery and moral integrity.

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

    " wonderful biography of an amazing woman! "

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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.