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Title: Go Free or Die: A Story about Harriet TubmanMy Review:
Author: Jeri Chase Ferris, Karen Ritz
Published by: Carolrhoda Books
Release Date: December 12th 1988
Genres: Historical, Non-fiction
Reading Challenges: CC's Goodreads Reading Challenge
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For the first twenty-eight years of her life. Harriet Tubman lived as a slave on a southern plantation. Finally, with the help of a Quaker woman, she was able to escape to Philadelphia by way of the Underground Railroad. After her escape, Harriet began her quest to help free other slaves. Over a ten-year period she led more than three hundred people through the Underground Railroad. In Go Free or Die, young readers will learn about this courageous woman who refused to be a slave and who fought for freedom for everyone.
This book was so good. I read it to my daughter for Black History Month and she enjoyed it. She said it was a bit scary because of all the bad things that happened to Harriet but she liked how she saved so many people. I learned so much about Harriet Tubman. I just thought she helped start the underground railroad, I had no idea how many people she saved or how many trips she took back and forth. Her story is amazing actually.
Harriet was a fighter. She saw past her horrid present to a future where she and her family were free and she refused to think that it wouldn’t happen. She was very patient in achieving her goals once she made them. And her perseverance was very admirable. I especially liked how she refused to give up and built trust with the conductors she worked with.