Harriet Tubman is born into slavery on a plantation in Tidewater Maryland. More than anything, she yearns for freedom. Acknowledged as one of Americas greatest heroes, it is Harriets vibrant faith in God that prepares her to become a legendary conductor of the Underground Railroad.
Though the life work of Harriet Tubman is well known, Courage to Run is the story of her childhood from ages 6 to 13, when she already hates slavery and yearns for freedom. Harriet worries about whether she'll find the courage to run if the time comes to run, or the strength to hold firm if she needs to stay the course. And how will she know the difference? --This text refers to the Paperback edition.
Young readers will identify with Harriet Tubmans courage and faith as she uses the strength she gains through adversity to lead others to a new life of freedom. Highly recommended reading.
Author, Golden Filly and High Hurdles series
Harriet Tubman overcame terrible fears by forging ahead with her belief in God and not allowing anything or anyone to keep her from her mission of faith, hope and love. What an inspiration for the youngand the oldof our time! Her life is a beautiful example of one who followed her strong moral sense of right and wrong.
Kathy Lennon Daris
Author and founding member of The Lennon Sisters
An authentic re-creation of life as a slave child and the comfort and courage only God could supply.
Author, Abby & The South Seas Adventures series --This text refers to the Paperback edition.
I bought this one together with my Dear Canada book about the Titanic. Very believable character as she believes in God and I know most historical people did believe in Him. Read morePublished on June 10 2012 by Elisabeth33
I don't remember seeing or reading a book on Harriet Tubman as a child. Wendy Lawton's account of Harriet Tubman's childhood life was very realistic to me. Read morePublished on Aug. 28 2003 by Antoinette Winder
This is a very engrossing book and one I could not put down until I finished it.
I normally do not like to read any book written in dialect. Read more
Lawton does an outstanding job of putting the reader right in the "Quarter" house for slaves on a plantation in Maryland with the young Harriet Tubman, her family and close... Read morePublished on March 31 2003 by Lee Warren
As a parent and elementary teacher, Courage to Run is just the kind of book I hope to find to bring history alive. Mrs. Read morePublished on Aug. 26 2002 by Crystal E. Miller
No wonder Courage to Run is receiving rave reviews from everyone.
Wendy Lawton is a master storyteller, bar none. Read more