March 10 Birthday: Minty: A Story of Young Harriet Tubman

 Tubman, abolitionist, humanitarian
b. unknown
d. March 10, 1913


MINTY: A STORY OF YOUNG HARRIET TUBMAN
(Penguin, 2000)
by Alan Schroeder
illustrated by Jerry Pinkney

Overview

This beautifully written book, illustrated by four-time Caldecott Honor recipient Jerry Pinkney, makes the story of Harriet Tubman’s childhood accessible to very young readers. As a young slave, nicknamed “Minty,” Harriet Tubman was a feisty and stubborn girl with a dream of escape, and whose rebellious spirit often got her into trouble. Pinkney’s expressive illustrations bring every emotion to brilliant life-from troubled sorrow to spirited hope for freedom.

You can learn more about Harriet Tubman here.