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Minty : a story of young Harriet Tubman / by Alan Schroeder ; pictures by Jerry Pinkney.

By: Schroeder, Alan.
Contributor(s): Pinkney, Jerry [ill.].
Material type: TextTextPublisher: New York : Dial Books for Young Readers, c1996Edition: 1st ed.ISBN: 0803718888 (trade : alk. paper); 9780803718883 (trade : alk. paper); 0803718896 (lib. bdg. : alk. paper); 9780803718890 (lib. bdg. : alk. paper).Subject(s): Tubman, Harriet, 1820?-1913 -- Juvenile literature | Slaves -- United States -- Biography -- Juvenile literature | African Americans -- Biography -- Juvenile literature | Underground Railroad -- Juvenile literature | Antislavery movements -- United States -- Juvenile literatureAdditional physical formats: Online version:: Minty.; Online version:: Minty.DDC classification: 305.567/092 | B Awards: Coretta Scott King Award, illustrator, 1997. | Coretta Scott King Honor, author, 1997.Summary: Young Harriet Tubman, whose childhood name was Minty, dreams of escaping slavery on the Brodas plantation in the late 1820s.
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Young Harriet Tubman, whose childhood name was Minty, dreams of escaping slavery on the Brodas plantation in the late 1820s.

Coretta Scott King Award, illustrator, 1997.

Coretta Scott King Honor, author, 1997.

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K-Gr 3‘This beautifully illustrated and moving fictional story can be used to introduce Harriet Tubman and the injustice of slavery to young audiences. Minty (Harriet's "cradle" name was Araminta) is a spirited child who hides in order to shirk the commands of the temperamental Mrs. Brodas. When she spills a pitcher of cider, the mistress of the plantation throws the girl's beloved rag doll into the fire and sends her to work in the fields. There, she disobeys the overseer by freeing some muskrats from their traps and is whipped for her willfulness. After this incident, Minty's father takes her dreams of escape seriously and teaches her to survive in the wild. She is tempted to take a horse from in front of the Brodas house and to flee, but hesitates and loses the opportunity. Nevertheless, she vows that someday she will run away. An author's note tells of the realization of her dream and her work with the Underground Railroad. Pinkney's illustrations are outstanding, even when compared to his other fine work. His paintings, done in pencil, colored-pencils, and watercolor, use light and shadow to great effect, and his depictions of Minty are particularly powerful and expressive. This is a dramatic story that will hold listeners' interest and may lead them to biographical material such as David A. Adler's A Picture Book of Harriet Tubman (Holiday, 1992) and Ann McGovern's Wanted Dead or Alive (Scholastic, 1991). However, with so many real-life incidents from Tubman's childhood to choose from, one has to wonder why Schroeder decided to create fictional ones.‘Louise L. Sherman, Anna C. Scott School, Leonia, NJ (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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