Minty by Alan Schroeder audiobook

Minty: A Story of Young Harriet Tubman

By Alan Schroeder
Read by Allyson Johnson

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    ISBN: 9780525594598

They called her "Minty." When she grew up, she became Harriet Tubman, the courageous and heroic woman who helped hundreds of slaves escape to freedom through the Underground Railroad. But she was just a little girl for a while—and this is her story. Minty, short for Araminta, was a feisty and headstrong young slave, whose rebellious spirit often got her into trouble. She told stories to her doll, released animals from traps, and, above all, dreamed of running away. And when her father began to teach her the skills necessary for escape, she listened carefully, and learned. . . .  *"Rich with melodrama, suspense, pathos, and, of course, a powerful vision of freedom. This exquisitely crafted book resonates well beyond its few pages."—Kirkus Reviews, starred review Winner of the Coretta Scott King Award An ALA Notable Book

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Summary

Summary

Winner of the Coretta Scott King Award

A Huffington Post Pick of 24 Children's Books to Read to Your Kids for Black History Month

Named an ALA Notable Children’s Book

They called her "Minty." When she grew up, she became Harriet Tubman, the courageous and heroic woman who helped hundreds of slaves escape to freedom through the Underground Railroad. But she was just a little girl for a while—and this is her story. Minty, short for Araminta, was a feisty and headstrong young slave, whose rebellious spirit often got her into trouble. She told stories to her doll, released animals from traps, and, above all, dreamed of running away. And when her father began to teach her the skills necessary for escape, she listened carefully, and learned. . . .  *"Rich with melodrama, suspense, pathos, and, of course, a powerful vision of freedom. This exquisitely crafted book resonates well beyond its few pages."—Kirkus Reviews, starred review Winner of the Coretta Scott King Award An ALA Notable Book

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Rich with melodrama, suspense, pathos, and, of course, a powerful vision of freedom. This exquisitely crafted book resonates well beyond its few pages.” Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
“[Schroeder] humanizes a historic figure, coaxing readers to imagine or research the rest of the story…A firm stepping stone toward discussions of slavery and US history.” Publishers Weekly

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Author

Author Bio: Alan Schroeder

Author Bio: Alan Schroeder

Alan Schroeder, a lifelong admirer of Louis Armstrong, is the award-winning author of several picture books, including Lily and the Wooden Bowl, Minty, and Carolina Shout. His first book, Ragtime Tumpie, was chosen as an ALA Notable Book, a Booklist Children’s Editors’ Choice, and a Parents’ Choice Award winner.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Nonfiction/Biography & Autobiography
Runtime: 0.36
Audience: Children (8–12)
Language: English