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She persisted : 13 American women who changed the world —Clinton, Chelsea, author.

Profiles the lives of thirteen American women who have left their mark on U.S. history, including Harriet Tubman, Helen Keller, Margaret Chase Smith, and Oprah Winfrey.

The value of helping : the story of Harriet Tubman —Johnson, Ann Donegan.

Describes the helpful work of Harriet Tubman in aiding slaves to flee the South, in assisting the Union army during the Civil War, and in establishing homes for the old and needy after the war.

The oldest student : how Mary Walker learned to read —Hubbard, Rita L., author.

"A picture book biography sharing the inspiring and incredible true story of the nation's oldest student, Mary Walker, who learned to read at the age of 116"--Provided by publisher.

Frederick Douglass : prophet of freedom —Blight, David W., author.

"As a young man Frederick Douglass (1818|́|1895) escaped from slavery in Baltimore, Maryland. He was fortunate to have been taught to read by his slave owner mistress, and he would go on to become one of the major litera...

Before she was Harriet

People know her today as Harriet Tubman, but in her lifetime she was called by many names. This video honors a woman of humble origins whose courage and compassion make her larger than life.

Uncle Tom's journey from Maryland to Canada : the life of Josiah Henson —Troiano, Edna M., author.

"Josiah Henson was born into slavery in La Plata, Maryland, and auctioned off as a child to pay his owner's debt. After numerous trials and abuse, he earned the trust of his slaveholder by exhibiting intelligence and ski...

Espionage and enslavement in the Revolution : the true story of Robert Townsend and Elizabeth —Bellerjeau, Claire, author.

"In January 1785, a young African American slave named Elizabeth was put on board the Lucretia in New York Harbor, bound for Charleston, where she would be sold to her fifth master in just 22 years. Leaving behind a smal...

Stolen : five free boys kidnapped into slavery and their astonishing odyssey home —Bell, Richard, 1978- author.

"A gripping and true story about five boys who were kidnapped in the North and smuggled into slavery in the Deep South -- and their daring attempt to escape and bring their captors to justice, reminiscent of Twelve Years...

Never caught : the story of Ona Judge : George and Martha Washington's courageous slave who dared to run away —Dunbar, Erica Armstrong, author.

"A National Book Award Finalist for Non-Fiction, Never caught is the eye-opening narrative of Ona Judge, George and Martha Washington's runaway slave, who risked everything for freedom. Now in a Young Readers Edition"-- ...

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