Meet extraordinary women who dared to bring gender equality and other issues to the forefront. From overcoming oppression, to breaking rules, to reimagining the world or waging a rebellion, these women of history have a story to tell. Born into a family of pharmacists in a small Connecticut town, Petry graduated in with a degree in pharmacy from the University of Connecticut. Her first novel , The Street , became a best-seller and was critically acclaimed for its portrayal of a working-class black woman, Lutie Johnson, who dreams of getting out of Harlem but is inevitably thwarted by the pressures of poverty and racism. It was one of the first novels by an African-American woman to receive widespread acclaim. Country Place depicts the disillusionment and corruption among a group of white people in a small town in Connecticut.
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Petry wrote this book from conversations she personally had with Harriet Tubman, however there appears to be some descriptions and narrative that are not actually factual. I did appreciate the chronological facts and quotes at the end of each chapter that helped put everything in context to give a more detailed This book was originally published in but has been updated with a forward by Jason Reynolds and fabulous cover art by Caldecott honor award and NAACP Image Award winner Kadir Nelson.
I did appreciate the chronological facts and quotes at the end of each chapter that helped put everything in context to give a more detailed history. It is an interesting and very readable biography. It was enlightening to get this more in-depth picture of her life. I highly recommend this book to Middle Schoolers all the way up to adults.
The focus is on her work with the Underground Railroad, as indicated by the title, and her work for the Union Army during the Civil War is glossed over, by comparison. This is a riveting tale of a true American hero, and author Ann Petry tells it well. Contains many details of her life, especially right up through the civil war.
There were many that I wasnt aware of and found interesting. Good book. A stirring biography of Harriet Tubman for readers 10 and up.
Harriet Tubman: Conductor on the Underground Railroad