Conductor of the Underground Railroad
About The Novel
Harriet Tubman, born a slave was raised working on a plantation in Maryland. Harriet worked hard for many years, always thinking of glorious freedom. When Harriet was around twenty, she ran away to the North where she was free but faced with hardships. In the time she was free, Harriet made many friends and made many trips from Maryland to Philadelphia and even to Canada. Overall, Harriet Tubman was a wonderful woman who will forever be in history.
Harriet was a very strong and intelligent woman. Harriet was very selfless and would risk her very life to give a slave freedom. She did not even have to know the slaves to have love and compassion for them. Harriet Tubman will forever be remembered as an American hero.
About The Author
Ann Petry is the author of Harriet Tubman. She is a very famous author and has won many awards for her work. Many of Petry's book are about black history and the prejudices of race, sex, and class. Petry's works are usually very "clear and simply stated". Petry calls her characters the "walking wounded".