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Chasing Freedom: The Life Journeys of Harriet Tubman and Susan B. Anthony, Inspired by Historical Facts

By Nikki Grimes, Illustrated by Michele Wood
Categories: Non-fiction
Power of Story: Racialized Identities
Hardcover  Ebook  
ISBN: 9780439793384 Pages: 56 Ages: 6-10 Dimensions: 9.33" x 11.26"
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About this book

What if Harriet Tubman and Susan B. Anthony sat down over tea to reminisce about their extraordinary lives? What would they recall of their triumphs and struggles as they fought to achieve civil rights for African Americans and equal rights for women? And what other historical figures played parts in their stories? These questions led Coretta Scott King Award winner Nikki Grimes to create CHASING FREEDOM, an engaging work of historical fiction about two of the nineteenth century's most powerful, and inspiring, American women.

With breathtaking illustrations by Coretta Scott King Award winner Michele Wood, CHASING FREEDOM richly imagines the experiences of Tubman and Anthony, set against the backdrop of the Underground Railroad, the Civil War, and the Women's Suffrage Movement.

Additional back matter invites curious young readers to further explore this period in history--and the larger-than-life figures who lived it.

Reviews

TALKIN' ABOUT BESSIE (written by Nikki Grimes and illustrated by E.B. Lewis)
A Coretta Scott King Honor Book
"While fictional, this is a fine piece to use to set a tone or inspire more research into Coleman's life. It could also serve as an exceptional writing model for students." --SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL

I SEE THE RHYTHM (written by Toyomi Igus and illustrated by Michele Wood)
"Wood's vibrant paintings are based in historical detail, and resonate with emotion. The color choices, postures of the figures, as well as the expressions on their faces, reflect various aspects of African-American music; the pictures broadcast joy, innovation, and exuberance in the face of systematic oppression." --KIRKUS REVIEWS

GOING BACK HOME (written by Toyomi Igus and illustrated by Michele Wood)
"Through vivid, mosaiclike paintings, Wood skillfully depicts her African-American family, her rich heritage, and ethnic motifs. ... The full-page, full-color reproductions are arrestingly beautiful." --SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL

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