Harriet Tubman

Marie Patterson

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9781433316036

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Harriet Tubman was a slave who dreamed of freedom from a very young age. After her escape at 29, she did everything she could to help and rescue other slaves. In her later years, she built a home to take care of elderly African Americans with no place to live and encouraged women to stand together for their rights.

Reading Level
Lexile
480L
Fountas Pinnell Guided Reading
K
ATOS
3.2
DRA
30
Categories
Genre
Biographies History People & Places Social Issues
Interest Age
Ages 6-8
Grade
4th Grade 5th Grade
Subject
Social Studies
Language
English (US)
Fiction/Non-Fiction
Non-Fiction
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