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Author: Alan Schroeder Narrator: Allyson Johnson Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: December 4, 2018 ISBN: 9780525594598
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They called her "Minty."

When she grew up, she became Harriet Tubman, the courageous and heroic woman who helped hundreds of slaves escape to freedom through the Underground Railroad. But she was just a little girl for a while—and this is her story. Minty, short for Araminta, was a feisty and headstrong young slave, whose rebellious spirit often got her into trouble. She told stories to her doll, released animals from traps, and, above all, dreamed of running away. And when her father began to teach her the skills necessary for escape, she listened carefully, and learned. . . . 

*"Rich with melodrama, suspense, pathos, and, of course, a powerful vision of freedom. This exquisitely crafted book resonates well beyond its few pages."—Kirkus Reviews, starred review

Winner of the Coretta Scott King Award

An ALA Notable Book Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Rich with melodrama, suspense, pathos, and, of course, a powerful vision of freedom. This exquisitely crafted book resonates well beyond its few pages.”

    Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

  • “[Schroeder] humanizes a historic figure, coaxing readers to imagine or research the rest of the story…A firm stepping stone toward discussions of slavery and US history.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • A Huffington Post Pick of 24 Children's Books to Read to Your Kids for Black History Month
  • Winner of the Coretta Scott King Award
  • Named an ALA Notable Children’s Book

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About the Author

Alan Schroeder, a lifelong admirer of Louis Armstrong, is the award-winning author of several picture books, including Lily and the Wooden Bowl, Minty, and Carolina Shout. His first book, Ragtime Tumpie, was chosen as an ALA Notable Book, a Booklist Children’s Editors’ Choice, and a Parents’ Choice Award winner.

About the Narrator

Allyson Johnson is an actress and singer who began performing at age twelve as coanchor of Bubble Gum Digest, for which she won an Emmy. After earning a degree in psychology from Brown University, she moved to New York where she became a social worker before shifting to a career in television and radio. Johnson has recorded countless commercials, promos, audiobooks, narrations, and animation series.