Fifty-four poems, all in different voices, written by one outstanding author. Residents of a fictional Harlem community, from motorman to teacher, from party girl to live-in maid, to jazz artist, a deacon, students, veterans and more - all embodied by 13 remarkable narrators. Original musical recordings from the likes of Duke Ellington, Count Basie, and Thelonious Monk are included. Each distinctive memory, reflection, thought, or aspiration is evocatively presented in this stunning and memorable tribute.
From her life as a slave child who was whipped for stealing a lump of sugar, to her role as a leader in the Underground Railroad, and as a nurse and spy during the Civil War, Harriet Tubman lived a fascinating life that is clearly presented in A Book of Harriet Tubman. This lively biography is well-paced and includes the added feature of brief songs that set the tone of the times.