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Harriet Tubman was born into slavery in Dorchester County, Maryland. She was named Araminta Ross and her nickname was Minty. She changed her name to Harriet to honor her mother. When she was five years old, she was hired out to another family to take care of their baby. She was whipped by the master when the baby cried and by the time Harriet was twelve she was emotionally hurt and scarred. She wondered if she would ever be free. After the death of her master, the new master sold her to pick cotton in the South. It was hard work and Harriet was made to sleep on the floor. She wondered if she would ever have a purpose in life. Harriet got married to a free black man named John Tubman. In 1849, she escaped with her brothers from Maryland Plantation. Let's read Harriet Tubman and Her Life: An Interactive Book by Rich Linville to learn how she became the symbol of American freedom and courage.
Harriet Tubman and Her Life: An Interactive Book by Rich Linville throws light on the slavery that existed in the United States. The illustrations make the story palpable to young readers and will give them an idea of how slaves were treated. The book also speaks about the American Civil War and Harriet Tubman's role when it came to freeing other slaves. This book is the best way to introduce young readers to history related to the slavery system in the United States and how one woman made a difference and fought for freedom from slavery. The book makes history interesting and can be used in classrooms to teach children about slavery, the American Civil War, and how slaves were treated. It is a good book for parents to introduce children to parts of history that need to be known. Harriet Tubman and Her Life by Rich Linville is engaging and Harriet Tubman's quotes at the end are inspiring to all readers.