Dunbar, Erica Armstrong.
An Underground Railroad conductor, Civil War spy, nurse, activist and entrepreneur, Harriet Tubman is a historical figure with more superpowers than a Marvel superhero. But as amazing as her story is, Harriet was also a down-to-earth person, with close ties to St. Catherine’s, ON, where her family settled after escaping to freedom. This book does a wonderful job of balancing Harriet’s larger-than-life story (she leads bold rescues and defies the Confederate Army!) with smaller details that bring her personality to life (she struggles with health problems and family conflicts). The book’s modern tone and approach are perfect for teens and young adults, but readers of all ages will appreciate the scholarship and readability of this enjoyable biography of a courageous woman.
Meghan Casey (Staff) (Queen's Square Library)