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Chasing freedom : the life journeys of Harriet Tubman and Susan B. Anthony, inspired by historical facts

by Grimes, Nikki,

Format: Print Book 2015
Availability: Available at 11 Libraries 11 of 12 copies
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Nikki Grimes offers a glimpse into the inspiring lives of Susan B. Anthony and Harriet Tubman, with breathtaking illustrations by Michele Wood!

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.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "*Starred Review* This unusual picture book imagines a conversation that could have taken place if Susan B. Anthony had invited Harriet Tubman to tea in 1904. Each two-page spread introduces a new dialogue, stitching together their memories and their views on matters such as slavery, temperance, women's rights, and John Brown's fight for abolition. Susan describes the hostile reception to her 1861 speeches calling for the emancipation of slaves, while Harriet recalls her journey to South Carolina as nurse, cook, and spy with the all-black Massachusetts Fifty-Fourth Regiment. Even readers familiar with each woman individually may occasionally be surprised by what the two contemporaries had in common Grimes notes that they met several times at antislavery and women's rights conventions. While some knowledge of American history is valuable as a framework for their stories, the text conveys a good deal of information in an involving way, and the back matter is uncommonly helpful. Across from each page of text is a striking, iconic full-page portrait, painted in oils and acrylics and often incorporating patchwork-quilt designs. Ready-made for reading aloud in three voices (Anthony, Tubman, and a narrator), this handsome picture book offers an original take on these significant Americans and fresh insights into their times.--Phelan, Carolyn Copyright 2015 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Grimes (Words with Wings) creates an absorbing fictional conversation, based on historical incidents and documented quotations, between two indefatigable 19th-century crusaders for equal rights. The author imagines Tubman paying a visit to Anthony's home on the day of the 1904 convention of the New York State Suffrage Association in Rochester, N.Y., where Anthony introduced Tubman as guest speaker. As the two women trade stories about their callings, accomplishments, and aspirations, Grimes adeptly reveals their shared philosophies, faiths, passion, and courage. The women's distinct personalities also surface, as do Tubman's storytelling talents and Anthony's oratory skills. Inspired by American patchwork quilts and African motifs, Wood's (Going Back Home) primitive acrylic and oil paintings incorporate handsome geometric and floral patterns, but it's her piercing portraits of these women that stand out most, accentuating their compassion and resolve. Back matter provides relevant historical notes and brief biographies of Tubman, Anthony, and other like-minded contemporaries mentioned in their conversation, including John Brown, Frederick Douglass, and Elizabeth Cady Stanton. Ages 7-10. Author's agent: Elizabeth Harding, Curtis Brown. Illustrator's agent: Caryn Wiseman, Andrea Brown Literary Agency. (Jan.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Subjects Tubman, Harriet, -- 1822-1913 -- Juvenile fiction.
Anthony, Susan B. -- (Susan Brownell), -- 1820-1906 -- Juvenile fiction.
Tubman, Harriet, -- 1822-1913 -- Fiction.
Anthony, Susan B. -- (Susan Brownell), -- 1820-1906 -- Fiction.
Women slaves -- United States -- Juvenile fiction.
African American women -- Juvenile fiction.
Underground Railroad -- Juvenile fiction.
Suffragists -- United States -- Juvenile fiction.
Feminists -- United States -- Juvenile fiction.
Women's rights -- United States -- Juvenile fiction.
Slavery -- Fiction.
African Americans -- Fiction.
Underground Railroad -- Fiction.
Women's rights -- Fiction.
Women -- Suffrage -- Fiction.
Publisher New York :2015
Edition First edition.
Contributors Wood, Michele, illustrator.
Language English
Description 53 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (page 52).
ISBN 9780439793384
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