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Harriet Tubman and the underground railroad
Publication Information:
Mankato, Minn. : Capstone Press, c2005.
Physical Description:
31 p. : col. ill. ; 24 cm.
Reading Level:
GN 510 L Lexile
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Book J 973.7115 MAR 0 1

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Tells the story of Harriet Tubman and the Underground Railroad. Written in graphic-novel format.

Reviews 2

School Library Journal Review

Gr 3-6-These eye-catching books not only draw inspiration and style from comic books, but also employ experienced illustrators and inkers from the field. Though the bright and boldly colored illustrations capture the spirit of comic books, they differ from the traditional framing readers are accustomed to, instead favoring one to three cells per page. The effect gives the books a rushed feel that, while maintaining a sense of excitement, leaves little room for subtlety in illustrations or details. Some important facts and references are added at the end of each book, but since undermotivated readers are unlikely to utilize these tools, the main text is occasionally oversimplified. Overall, these books would work well for introducing hi/lo readers to the subjects, but their use is limited as resources for reports.-Dawn Rutherford, Kings County Library System, Bellevue, WA (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted. All rights reserved.

Horn Book Review

These nonfiction volumes are banal recitations of basic facts augmented by graphic-novel-style illustrations. The focus on action does little to inspire discussion or explore the complexity of history. They will appeal to visually oriented students, but higher quality picture books are already available on these topics. There are four other spring 2005 books in this series. Reading list. Bib., glos., ind. [Review covers these Graphic Library: Graphic History titles: The Battle of the Alamo, Harriet Tubman and the Underground Railroad, The Salem Witch Trials, and The Assassination of Abraham Lincoln.] (c) Copyright 2010. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted. All rights reserved.

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