Moses: When Harriet Tubman Led Her People to Freedom
- By Carole Boston Weatherford
- Illustrated by Kadir Nelson
- Hardcover: 48 pages
- Ages: 5-8
- Grades: 1-3
Carole Boston Weatherford's historical fiction emphasizes Harriet Tubman’s deep religious faith as she made her escape to freedom from slavery. The story is told with passages of devotional dialogue between Tubman and God, that give her strength to continue and also help to explain how she was known as the Moses of her people. Dark images of night scenes and dramatic pictures of her flight underscore the spiritual journey as she is guided by God to the north, away from forced servitude.
This is a unique and moving portrait of one of the most inspiring figures of the Underground Railroad. Kadir Nelson’s emotionally charged paintings embody strength, healing, and hope.