Nothing yet! The book’s half-title page is art only, and it depicts a pastoral setting with a train chugging along. Some of their titles include Game Changers: The Story of Venus Serena Williams, which received four starred reviews; My Story, My Dance: Robert Battle’s Journey to Alvin Ailey; and Words Set Me Free: The Story of Young Frederick Douglass. Written by Lesa Cline-Ransome. Instantly access Before She Was Harriet plus over 40,000 of the best books & videos for kids. [1], This book was very well received. This highly awarded book can be read in grade levels 3-5. ISBN. A graduate of the Pratt Institute, she holds a master’s degree in early childhood and elementary education from NYU. Try Prime. Visit James at JamesRansome.com. ISBN: 9780823420476. Books. By using our site you consent to our use of cookies. [2] In a starred Publisher's Weekly review praises the author's use of beautiful concise language and the illustrator's "lush scenes. During the Civil War, she was a nurse and a Union spy. Reading Level: Grades 1-2. Striking watercolors illustrate how “before she was Harriet,” she was called a suffragist, a general, a spy, and a nurse. Turn the page and she becomes the very young Araminta, learning from … This children's picture book details the life of Harriet Tubman in a free verse journey on a train. Account & Lists Account Returns & Orders. Who was Harriet Tubman before she was Harriet?We know her today as Harriet Tubman, but in her lifetime she was called by many names. "[4] The publication also included it in their list of the "Top 10 Biographies for Youth. An evocative poem and opulent watercolors come together to honor a woman of humble origins whose courage and compassion make her larger than life. Children's Book Videos , Videos for Kids February 18, 2018, 8:00 am Genres: African American, Biography and Autobiography, Girls and Women, Slavery, U.S. History. Before She Was Harriet is a 2017 children's picture book written by Lesa Cline-Ransome and illustrated by James E. Ransome, first published by Holiday House. Just finished Nana Cracks the Case! As General Tubman she was a Union spy. The book ends with a picture of Tubman sitting on a train, finally free. An evocative poem and opulent watercolors come together to honor a woman of humble origins whose courage and compassion make her larger than life. Before She Was Harriet, written by Lesa Cline-Ransome, illustrated by James E. Ransome, and published by Holiday House is an Honor Book in the Books for Younger Children category. Before She Was Harriet by Lesa Cline-Ransome and James Ransome A journey backward in time through the life of the woman known most often as “Harriet... read more 42 Total Resources 12 Awards View Text Complexity Discover Like Books As General Tubman she was a Union spy. $18.99. Before She Was Harriet by Lesa Cline-Ransome is a wonderfully written and illustrated biography of Harriet Tubman. Before She Was Harriet The Story of Harriet Tubman (Book) : Cline-Ransome, Lesa : Who was Harriet Tubman before she was Harriet? : Book. *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. As General Tubman she was a Union spy. Published by Holiday House on November 7th 2017. A lush and lyrical biography of Harriet Tubman, written in verse. You should let James know that you want more details about Before She Was Harriet! $8.99. It begins with Tubman as an old woman and moves backwards chronologically. Winner Detail Create Date: Wednesday, February 14, 2018 - 14:06. An evocative poem and stunning watercolors come together to honor an American heroine in a Coretta Scott King Honor and Christopher Award-winning picture book. Before She Was Harriet. OCLC. Paperback. He frequently collaborates with his wife, author Lesa Cline-Ransome. The Ransomes take readers on a journey through time, exploring the many roles Harriet Tubman assumed in her extraordinary life. Toward the end of the book, adult readers may need to help children understand Malala’s “work,” but the message of holding fast to courage and working together is powerful and clear. Lesa Cline-Ransome is the author of many books for children, including My Story, My Dance: Robert Battle & Journey to Alvin Ailey, which was an ALA Notable Book, an IRA Notable Book for a Global Society, and an NCTE Orbis Pictus Recommended title for Outstanding Nonfiction for Children; Satchel Paige, an ALA Notable Book and a Top 10 Sports Book for Youth; and Words Set Me Free: The Story of Young Frederick Douglass, which The New York Times Book Review called, “visceral, intimate, and plainly told, this story is sure to move young children, and also motivate them to read more.” Her books were all illustrated by her husband, James E. Ransome. Before She Was Harriet by Lesa Cline-Ransome. What type of media is this winner? The author outlines the many roles of Tubman: a suffragist, a boatman who ferried slaves across the Combahee River, a Union spy, a nurse for soldiers, a savior who helped her parents flee from slavery, a conductor on the Underground Railroad, a slave named Minty, and finally a young slave named Araminta. Illustrator: James E. Ransome. The critic says, "Libraries likely already have many Harriet Tubman books, but this well designed, unique approach warrants making room for one more. : Girls Can Be Anything They Want to Be, from A to Z, Women in Science: 50 Fearless Pioneers Who Changed the World. Michael S Bandy, Eric Stein, James E. Ransome, Elizabeth Fitzgerald Howard, James E. Ransome, Amy Krouse Rosenthal, Paris Rosenthal, Holly Hatam. 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