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Before she was Harriet / Lesa Cline-Ransome ; illustrated by James E. Ransome.

Cline-Ransome, Lesa, (author.). Ransome, James, (illustrator.).

Available copies

  • 43 of 46 copies available at SC LENDS. (Show)
  • 4 of 5 copies available at Beaufort County Library System.

Current holds

2 current holds with 46 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Beaufort - Beaufort Branch J B TUBMAN (Text) 0530006210645 Juvenile Biography Collection Available -
Beaufort - Beaufort Branch J B TUBMAN (Text) 0530006274318 Juvenile Biography Collection On holds shelf -
Beaufort - Bluffton Branch J B TUBMAN (Text) 0530006094824 Juvenile Biography Collection Available -
Beaufort - Lobeco Branch J B TUBMAN (Text) 0530006189615 Juvenile Biography Collection Available -
Beaufort - St. Helena Branch J B TUBMAN (Text) 0530006033864 Juvenile Biography Collection Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780823420476
  • ISBN: 0823420477
  • Physical Description: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 29 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Holiday House, [2017]

Content descriptions

Summary, etc.:
A lush and lyrical biography of Harriet Tubman, written in verse. An evocative poem and opulent watercolors come together to honor a woman of humble origins whose courage and compassion make her larger than life.
Target Audience Note:
Ages 4-8.
Grades Preschool - 3.
NP Lexile.
Awards Note:
Booklist Editor's Choice/Books for Youth 2017
School Library Journal Best Books 2017
Charlotte Zolotow Award: Highly Commended 2018
Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honor 2018
2019-2020 South Carolina Book Award Nominee, Picture Book
Subject: Tubman, Harriet, 1822-1913 > Juvenile literature.
Tubman, Harriet, 1820?-1913.
Slaves > United States > Biography > Juvenile literature.
Fugitive slaves > United States > Biography > Juvenile literature.
African Americans > Biography > Juvenile literature.
African American women > Biography > Juvenile literature.
Underground Railroad > Juvenile literature.
Slaves > United States > Biography.
African Americans > Biography.
African American women > Biography.
Underground Railroad.
JUVENILE NONFICTION > Biography & Autobiography > Social Activists.
JUVENILE NONFICTION > United States > History > Civil War Period (1850-1877)
JUVENILE NONFICTION > People & Places > United States > African American.
Genre: Biographies.
Picture books.
Topic Heading: > Inclusive Services Collection

Lesa Cline-Ransome and James Ransome have collaborated on many award-winning picture books for children. These include Before She was Harriet, a Coretta Scott King honor book; Benny Goodman & Teddy Wilson: Taking the Stage as the first Black-and-White Jazz Band in History; Satchel Paige, which was an ALA Best Book for Children and Words Set Me Free: The Story of Young Frederick Douglass, which received starred reviews in Booklist and School Library Journal. They live in the Hudson River Valley region of New York.

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