Black History Reading List
It's Jack, your favorite bookstore cat, here again with recommendations for Black History reading. The books on my list are good, and true, any time and not just in February. Since it's Arline's birthday, I'll start with one she wrote. She got most of her information for this from the biography that was written by her friend and neighbor, Sarah Bradford (more about her later), during Mrs. Tubman's life, so a lot of the information in it is from her own words.
Harriet Tubman led more than 300 slaves to freedom. Through her wits, intelligence, determination, and bravery, she not only changed the course of her own life, but that of her family and countless other African-Americans.
In the book below you will find a lot of stories about Harriet Tubman that were taken down from the folks she helped to escape from slavery. But she is almost never mentioned there by name. In this one they use her code name -- "Moses." Whenever they talk of Moses, they are talking about Harriet. Her real name was kept hidden, because there was a price on her head.