The Story of Harriet Tubman (The Story Of)

by Christine Platt (Author)

The Story of Harriet Tubman (The Story Of)
Reading Level: 2nd − 3rd Grade
Series: The Story Of

Discover the life of Harriet Tubman--a story about courage, bravery, and freedom.

Harriet Tubman became a celebrated leader in the fight to free people from slavery. Before that, she was a determined young girl who believed that everyone deserved to be free. Harriet Tubman bravely used the Underground Railroad--a network of secret routes and safe houses--to free herself and many other enslaved people. Explore how Harriet Tubman went from being a slave on a plantation in Maryland to one of the most important figures in American history. How will her courageous spirit inspire you?

This Harriet Tubman biography includes:

  • Path to freedom--Explore a visual timeline of Harriet's life so you can see her progress over time.
  • Helpful definitions--Discover a glossary with easy-to-understand definitions for the more advanced words and ideas in the book.
  • Test your knowledge--Take a quiz to make sure you understand the who, what, where, when, why, and how of Harriet's life.

If you've been searching for Harriet Tubman biographies for kids, look no further--this one has it all.

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Review quotes

"Sharing a story of slavery isn't ever easy for any educator, yet Christine helps learners to think critically about American slavery while telling a more humanizing and accurate account of Harriet Tubman's life. Her developmentally appropriate language and visual graphics are just right for our elementary classrooms" —Britt Hawthorne, Anti-bias/Anti-racist Teacher-Educator (

"What a beautiful biography of Harriet Tubman! Christine is a wonderful storyteller, finding just the right words for this important history. I loved the reflection questions, as well as how visually engaging this book is for young readers." —Jason Biehl, founder of Change The Narrative

Lexile Measure
Guided Reading Level
Rockridge Press
Publication date
April 07, 2020
The Story Of
BISAC categories
JNF007050 - Juvenile Nonfiction | Biography & Autobiography | Cultural Heritage
JNF007110 - Juvenile Nonfiction | Biography & Autobiography | Social Activists
JNF007120 - Juvenile Nonfiction | Biography & Autobiography | Women
JNF007070 - Juvenile Nonfiction | Biography & Autobiography | Political
JNF023000 - Juvenile Nonfiction | Girls & Women
Library of Congress categories
United States
Underground Railroad
Tubman, Harriet
African American women

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