She Persisted: Harriet Tubman Audiobook, by Andrea Davis Pinkney Play Audiobook Sample

She Persisted: Harriet Tubman Audiobook

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Read By: Bahni Turpin, Chelsea Clinton Publisher: Listening Library Listen Time: at 1.0x Speed 0.50 hours at 1.5x Speed 0.38 hours at 2.0x Speed Series: The She Persisted Series Release Date: January 2021 Format: Unabridged Audiobook ISBN: 9780593341742

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Longest Chapter Length:

08:10 minutes

Shortest Chapter Length:

06 seconds

Average Chapter Length:

03:32 minutes

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Publisher Description

Inspired by the #1 New York Times bestseller She Persisted by Chelsea Clinton and Alexandra Boiger comes a chapter book series about women who stood up, spoke up and rose up against the odds.

In this chapter book biography by bestselling and award-winning author Andrea Davis Pinkney, readers learn about the amazing life of Harriet Tubman—and how she persisted. 

Born enslaved, Harriet Tubman rose up to become one of the most successful, determined, and well-known conductors of the Underground Railroad. With her family’s love planted firmly in her heart, Harriet looked to the North Star for guidance—and its light helped guide her way out of slavery. Her courage made it possible for her to help others reach freedom too.

Complete with an introduction from Chelsea Clinton

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“Bahni Turpin’s clear and forceful narration highlights the inspiring story of Harriet Tubman…The work doesn’t shy away from the realities of slavery but gives a clear understanding of the lives of enslaved people while also illuminating their faith, pride, and love…Turpin compassionately captures young Minty’s [Harriet] longing for freedom, along with the determination that led her to escape enslavement as an adult. Listeners hear of her bravery as she helped to guide others to freedom on the Underground Railroad, as well as her work as a Union spy.”

— AudioFile 


  • “This chapter-book biography humanizes [Tubman] and brings her to life…a standout series opener.”

    — Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
  • “This engaging biography is a quick but informative read.”

    — School Library Journal


  • An Amazon Editor’s Top Pick

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About the Authors

Andrea Davis Pinkney, the award-winning author of numerous books for children and young adults, has been recognized by the Coretta Scott King Author Award committee with an honor for Let It Shine: Stories of Black Women Freedom Fighters and a medal for Hand in Hand: Ten Black Men Who Changed America. She is a four-time nominee for the NAACP Image Award. In addition to her work as an author, she is a publishing executive. She has been named one of the “25 Most Influential Black Women in Business” by the Network Journal and is among Children’s Health magazine’s “25 Most Influential People in Our Children's Lives.”

Chelsea Clinton is the author of It’s Your World: Get Informed, Get Inspired & Get Going! and, with Devi Sridhar, Governing Global Health: Who Runs the World and Why? She is also the vice chairperson of the Clinton Foundation where she works on many initiatives, including those that help to empower the next generation of leaders. She lives in New York City with her family.

About Bahni Turpin

Bahni Turpin, winner of numerous AudioFile Earphones Awards and several prestigious Audie Awards for her narrations, was named a “Golden Voice” by AudioFile magazine in 2019. Publishers Weekly magazine named her Narrator of the Year for 2016. She is an ensemble member of the Cornerstone Theater Company in Los Angeles. She has guest starred in many television series, including NYPD Blue, Law & Order, Six Feet Under, Cold Case, What about Brian, and The Comeback. Film credits include Brokedown Palace, Crossroads, and Daughters of the Dust. She is also a member of the recording cast of The Help, which won numerous awards.