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    9781465496270 9781465496287 9781465496294 9781465485427 Paperback / softback, Trade, , $7.99 CAD
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    Distributor: Random House, Inc. Availability: On Sale Date: Oct 01, 2019 Carton Quantity: 40 $21.99 CAD
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DK LIFE STORIES
DK Life Stories: Harriet Tubman
By (author): Kitson Jazynka
9781465485434 Hardcover English Juvenile: Age (years) from 8 - 12, Grade (US) from 3 - 7 JUVENILE NONFICTION / Biography & Autobiography / Social Activists Oct 01, 2019
$21.99 CAD
Active 5.5 x 7.87 x 0.58 in 128 pages DK DK Children
In this kids’ biography, discover the inspiring story of Harriet Tubman, a fearless activist and abolitionist who helped free many slaves.

Born into slavery in c.1820, Harriet Tubman would later run away and help scores of other African American slaves escape to freedom in the North using the “Underground Railroad.” A nurse, scout, and advisor during the American Civil War, Harriet co-led the Combahee River Raid, in which 700 slaves were liberated. After the war, Harriet became involved in women’s suffrage, or the right to vote, and opened a retirement home for sick and elderly African Americans. In this biography book for 8-11 year olds, learn all about Harriet Tubman’s fascinating life, the hardships she endured, her visions, the people she helped and rescued, the battles she fought, and how this American icon of justice and strength continues to inspire so many people today.

This new biography series from DK goes beyond the basic facts to tell the true life stories of history’s most interesting people. Full-color photographs and hand-drawn illustrations complement thoughtfully written, age-appropriate text to create an engaging book children will enjoy reading. Definition boxes, information sidebars, maps, inspiring quotes, and other nonfiction text features add depth, and a handy reference section at the back makes this the one biography series every teacher and librarian will want to collect. Each book also includes an author’s introduction letter, a glossary, and an index.

Carefully designed features, such as definition boxes, quotes, maps, illustrations, and more, complement the engaging narrative text. Authors are being carefully chosen for each book to ensure voice and tone are exactly right.

DK’s original biography series remains beloved in the US. This new series takes inspiration from the older one, but with new text, new images, and a fresh, modern styling for today’s young readers.

The story is the driver here. Follow Harriet’s tale chapter by chapter as the author unveils not just the facts, but also what Harriet was thinking and feeling—when appropriate, in her own words.

Full-page quotes and photo galleries scattered throughout the book keep the momentum going, helping reluctant readers along as they navigate this chaptered book.

Author Kitson Jazynka is an award-winning freelance writer and children’s author. Her work appears regularly in National Geographic Kids, American Girl, and Young Rider magazine, as well as the Washington Post’s KidsPost. Kitson currently lives with her family in Washington, DC.

Literacy consultant Stephanie Laird is an instructional coach at Mitchellville Elementary in Mitchellville, Iowa, and is currently serving on the International Literacy Association’s (ILA) Board of Directors through 2019. She was the 2014 recipient of the ILA Technology and Literacy Award. Stephanie is the President-Elect of the Iowa Reading Association and was the 2017 Conference Chair of the Iowa Reading Association’s annual conference. Along with being an ambassador and advocate for education, literacy, and teacher leadership across her state, Stephanie was a member of ILA’s Literacy, eLearning, Communication, and Culture Committee and has contributed to the International Literacy Day Activity Kit, Literacy Daily, and ReadWriteThink.

Author Residence: Washington, DC

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