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Moses : when Harriet Tubman led her people to freedom / Carole Boston Weatherford ; illustrated by Kadir Nelson.

By: Weatherford, Carole Boston, 1956-.
Contributor(s): Nelson, Kadir [ill.].
Material type: TextTextPublisher: New York : Hyperion Books for Children, c2006Edition: 1st ed.Description: [42] p. : col. ill. ; 30 cm.ISBN: 0786851759; 9780786851751.Other title: When Harriet Tubman led her people to freedom.Subject(s): Tubman, Harriet, 1820?-1913 -- Juvenile literature | Slaves -- United States -- Biography -- Juvenile literature | Underground Railroad -- Juvenile literature | African American women abolitionists -- Biography -- Juvenile literature | Abolitionists -- United States -- Biography -- Juvenile literature | African American women -- Biography -- Juvenile literature | Women -- Biography -- Juvenile literatureAdditional physical formats: Online version:: Moses.DDC classification: 973.7/115092 | B Awards: Caldecott Honor Book, 2007. | Coretta Scott King Award, Illustrator, 2007. | Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People, 2007. | Notable Book for a Global Society award winner, 2007Summary: Describes Tubman's spiritual journey as she hears the voice of God guiding her north to freedom on that very first trip to escape the brutal practice of forced servitude. Tubman would make nineteen subsequent trips back south, never being caught, but none as profound as this first one.
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CML Dewey University of Texas At Tyler
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973.7 W3628MO (Browse shelf) Available 0000001827989

Gift of Kappa Delta Pi, Alpha Delta Omega Chapter International Honor Society in Education.

"Jump at the sun."

Art techniques used: dark, dramatic oil paintings, with specific attention to light and perspective.

Ages 5-8.

Describes Tubman's spiritual journey as she hears the voice of God guiding her north to freedom on that very first trip to escape the brutal practice of forced servitude. Tubman would make nineteen subsequent trips back south, never being caught, but none as profound as this first one.

Caldecott Honor Book, 2007.

Coretta Scott King Award, Illustrator, 2007.

Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People, 2007.

Notable Book for a Global Society award winner, 2007

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School Library Journal Review

Gr 2-5-Tubman's religious faith drives this handsome, poetic account of her escape to freedom and role in the Underground Railroad. The story begins with Tubman addressing God on a summer night as she is about to be sold south from the Maryland plantation where she and her husband live: "I am Your child, Lord; yet Master owns me,/drives me like a mule." In resounding bold text, God tells her He means for her to be free. The story is sketched between passages of prayerful dialogue that keep Tubman from giving up and eventually call upon her to be "the Moses of [her] people." Deep scenes of night fill many double pages as the dramatic paintings follow her tortuous journey, arrival in Philadelphia, and later trip to guide others. Shifting perspectives and subtle details, such as shadowy forest animals guarding her while she sleeps, underscore the narrative's spirituality. Whether filled with apprehension, determination, or serenity, Tubman's beautifully furrowed face is expressive and entrancing. A foreword briefly explains the practice of slavery and an appended note outlines Tubman's life. The words and pictures create a potent sense of the harsh life of slavery, the fearsome escape, and one woman's unwavering belief in God.-Margaret Bush, Simmons College, Boston (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Author notes provided by Syndetics

Kadir Nelson is the illustrator of many books for children, including Moses: When Harriet Tubman Led Her People to Freedom by Carole Boston Weatherford, an NAACP Image Award winner, a Caldecott Honor Book, and a Coretta Scott King Illustrator Award winner; and Ellington Was Not a Street by Ntozake Shange, a Coretta Scott King Illustrator Award winner. He is also the author/illustrator of We Are the Ship: The Story of Negro League Baseball, winner of the Coretta Scott King and Robert F. Sibert Awards, and I Have a Dream, a Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honor winner, among others. Kadir lives in Los Angeles, California. Visit him online at www.kadirnelson.com.<br> <br> <br>

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