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James E. Ransome

Autor/a de Before She Was Harriet

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Obres de James E. Ransome

Before She Was Harriet (2017) — Il·lustrador — 392 exemplars
My Teacher (2012) 199 exemplars
The Bell Rang (2019) 125 exemplars
New Red Bike! (2011) 77 exemplars
Gunner, Football Hero (2010) 32 exemplars
Babybug 1996.05 May 4 exemplars

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Sweet Clara and the Freedom Quilt (1993) — Il·lustrador — 1,564 exemplars
Aunt Flossie's Hats (and Crab Cakes Later) (1991) — Il·lustrador — 1,369 exemplars
This Is the Rope: A Story from the Great Migration (2013) — Il·lustrador — 493 exemplars
Sky Boys (2006) — Il·lustrador — 419 exemplars
This Is the Dream (2005) — Il·lustrador — 365 exemplars
Our White House: Looking In, Looking Out (2008) — Col·laborador — 340 exemplars
One Last Word: Wisdom from the Harlem Renaissance (2017) — Il·lustrador — 255 exemplars
We Rise, We Resist, We Raise Our Voices (2018) — Col·laborador — 217 exemplars
It is the wind (1802) — Il·lustrador — 193 exemplars
Satchel Paige (2000) — Il·lustrador — 183 exemplars
Bonesy and Isabel (1995) — Il·lustrador — 166 exemplars
The Wagon (1835) — Il·lustrador — 126 exemplars
Your Move (1998) — Il·lustrador — 110 exemplars
Red Dancing Shoes (1993) — Il·lustrador — 90 exemplars
The Nutcracker in Harlem (2017) — Il·lustrador — 71 exemplars
The Exquisite Corpse Adventure (2011) — Il·lustrador, algunes edicions61 exemplars
Peepers (1897) — Il·lustrador — 49 exemplars
Celie and the Harvest Fiddler (1995) — Il·lustrador — 43 exemplars
Dark Day, Light Night (1685) — Il·lustrador — 31 exemplars


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An incredibly powerful, encouraging book regarding the many accomplishments of the woman known as Harriet Tubman. Set in a poetic style, the rhymical words help the text flow. The combination of Lesa and James Rasome is a winner! The book begins with Harriet as an old woman "tired and worn her legs stiff her back achy, " and it ends with the same text only the major difference are the additinal words "AND FREE!"

Page by beautiful page, the reader learns of her life and her many accomplishments. She was an incredible woman, and someone to look up to and admire.

Starting with the words "Before she was and old woman she was a suffragist a voice for women who had none. Before she was a suffragist, she was General Tubman as she ferried people to freedom. Before she was General Tubman, she was a Union Spy carrying secrets across battlle field.

Her additional accomplishments affirm her bravery, her courage and her commitment to helping many to freedom. She also was a nurse who helped those who were in need of healing and encouragement. She helped her family members and others flee their master and arrive safely to Canada. Before this, she was Moses and was a conductor on the Underground Railroad. She was a woman of dreams, of belief in God and had strong faith, and as the author notes, she had the courage of a lion!

The author adds that before she was Moses, she carried the name of Minty of Maryland who was beaten, punished for her courage that broke her back, but not her spirit!! Before the name of Minty of Maryland, as a young girl, she was called Araminta who looked to the nightly stars as she prepared to get ready for the day when she could escape.

As she was known for all the above, she then gained the name Harriet, and carrying this name with dreams and courage, she was FREE

This is a book I will keep on my shelves with those that are my favorites. This is the tale of a wonderful, strong- spirited woman who helped many on their journey to freedom from slavery!

Beautifully written and excellentantly illustrated, this book is like none other in outlining all the many accomplishments of one very strong, beautiful woman!

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Whisper1 | Hi ha 38 ressenyes més | Feb 24, 2024 |
A beautiful picture book about the life of Harriet Tubman before she became Harriet. The illustrations are water color like and help keep the story engaging. I love how the author changes the font size and color of newer vocabulary words which makes them easier to go over during a read aloud. This children's book is a great read aloud to all ages, it discusses racism, slavery, and an underlying message of bravery and hope. Before she was Harriet, she was a lot of things. An aunt, a spy, a nurse, a slave. In the end, she gets to look back on her life and realize, after everything she's been through, she's finally free.… (més)
TaylorRussell98 | Hi ha 38 ressenyes més | Jul 24, 2023 |
A story about a slave family, the brother and his friends escape. Ben was not found, main character believes he is now free. It was confusing for me and I may not share with children. Perhaps I will read again and reconsider.
DebbyTaufernerVa3492 | Hi ha 11 ressenyes més | Jun 19, 2023 |
We know her today as Harriet Tubman, but in her lifetime she was called by many names. As General Tubman she was a Union spy. As Moses she led hundreds to freedom on the Underground Railroad. As Minty she was a slave whose spirit could not be broken. As Araminta she was a young girl whose father showed her the stars and the first steps on the path to freedom. An evocative poem and stunning watercolors come together to honor a woman of humble origins whose courage and compassion make her a larger than life hero.… (més)
wichitafriendsschool | Hi ha 38 ressenyes més | Feb 4, 2023 |



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