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Title:
Underground abductor : an abolitionist tale
Author(s):
Hale, Nathan, 1976-
ISBN/ISSN:
1419715364

9781419715365
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Publication Information:
[New York] : Amulet Books, 2015.
Physical Description:
128 pages : chiefly illustrations (chiefly color), color map ; 20 cm.
Series:
Nathan Hale's hazardous tales.
Abstract:
Araminta Ross was born a slave in Delaware in the early 19th century. Slavery meant that her family could be ripped apart at any time, and that she could be put to work in dangerous places and for abusive people. But north of the Mason-Dixon line, slavery was illegal. If she could run away and make it north without being caught or killed, she'd be free. Facing enormous danger, Araminta made it, and once free, she changed her name to Harriet Tubman. Tubman spent the rest of her life helping slaves run away like she did, every time taking her life in her hands.
Awards Note:
Maverick Graphic Novel list, 2016.
Bibliography Note:
Includes bibliographical references.
Pub Date:
2015.
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Summary

Araminta Ross was born a slave in Delaware in the early 19th century. Slavery meant that her family could be ripped apart at any time, and that she could be put to work in dangerous places and for abusive people. But north of the Mason-Dixon line, slavery was illegal. If she could run away and make it north without being caught or killed, she'd be free. Facing enormous danger, Araminta made it, and once free, she changed her name to Harriet Tubman. Tubman spent the rest of her life helping slaves run away like she did, every time taking her life in her hands. Nathan Hale tells her incredible true-life story with the humour and sensitivity he's shown in every one of the Hazardous Tales--perfect for reluctant readers and classroom discussions.


Author Notes

Nathan Hale is the New York Times bestselling author and illustrator of Nathan Hale's Hazardous Tales series, one of which won a place on the Texas Bluebonnet Award master list. He also illustrated the graphic novel Rapunzel's Revenge, which was an Al's Book Club for Kids selection, an ALA-ALSC Notable Children's Book, and a YALSA Great Graphic Novel for Teens, as well as the recipient of three starred reviews.


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School Library Journal Review

Gr 3-7-In this series, a fictionalized Nathan Hale (a patriot from the American Revolutionary War) tells stories about America's most extraordinary heroes and villains. In this installment, Hale tells his British captors about Harriet Tubman, the spy and nurse who helped hundreds of American slaves run away in the 1800s on the Underground Railroad. Although several children's books about Tubman exist (all conveniently listed in a bibliography), the author injects danger, espionage, and slapstick humor into his work, as he peels back the layers of this courageous woman's rebellion. The title begins with Tubman's childhood and tracks her life, also discussing other notables in the war against slavery, such as Nat Turner and Frederick Douglass. Though the focus is on Tubman, the book touches upon the issue of slavery and its effect on the nation's history, which may spark conversations among students and may encourage them to seek out more information. Rendered in gray and purple ink wash, the cartoonlike illustrations use comic book conventions to animate a piece of history that may otherwise seem distant and inaccessible to today's readers. Those who enjoy Lauren Tarshis's "I Survived" (Scholastic) series and other action-packed historical fiction will devour this title. VERDICT A first-choice selection for any children's library and a fresh addition to Black History Month and Women's History Month book lists.-Jaclyn Anderson, Madison County Library System, MS © Copyright 2015. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


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