Harriet Tubman

Conductor on the Underground Railroad
By: Ann Petry
Narrated by: Robin Miles, Jason Reynolds
Length: 6 hrs and 4 mins
4.8 out of 5 stars (109 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

This quintessential middle-grade biography of Harriet Tubman now features a cover by NAACP Image Award-winner and Caldecott Honor illustrator Kadir Nelson, a foreword written and read by National Book Award-finalist Jason Reynolds, and additional new material. 

A selection of the Schomburg Center's Black Liberation Reading List.

Harriet Tubman: Conductor on the Underground Railroad was praised by the New Yorker as “[A]n evocative portrait” and by the Chicago Tribune as “[S]uperb”. It is a gripping and accessible portrait of the heroic woman who guided more than 300 slaves to freedom and who is expected to be the face of the new $20 bill.

Harriet Tubman was born a slave and dreamed of being free. She was willing to risk everything - including her own life - to see that dream come true. After her daring escape, Harriet became a conductor on the secret Underground Railroad, helping others make the dangerous journey to freedom.

This award-winning introduction to the late abolitionist, which was named an ALA Notable Book and a New York Times Outstanding Book, also includes a supplemental PDF with educational back matter such as a timeline, discussion questions, and extension activities.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio. 

©1955 Ann Petry; renewed 1983 by Ann Petry (P)2018 HarperCollins Publishers

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enjoyed it very much!

the narration was compelling, full of emotion without turning the subject into caricatures. The story felt like a fictional novel at times in the way things were described with such detail, but it never felt over the top. I reccomend it

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this book kept me spellbound, inspired ready to be

abetter Me. I m now armed with knowledge, emboldened with courage, and activated by Truth. Thank God for Harriet Tubman. Moses.

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Informative and Riveting

This story begins with a young Harriet Tubman and takes us to her death. We learn how she was raised, which helps to explain how she became the remarkable human conductor that made her famous. The story is extremely well told. The six hours fly by, and you're wishing for more.

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More than you though you knew!!

Loved it!! Robin Miles is the BEST narrator!! She literally puts YOU in the time period! I learned much more than I thought I knew about Harriet Tubman. Yes, she's known as one of the most well known Conductors of the Underground Railroad, but this book gives you detail on the circumstances that started her journey and the motivations that kept her going. Harriet's ingenuity, perseverance and wit and even her heartaches and regret shine throughout this book and Ms. Miles' narration brings her out into a three dimensional character. Harriet had parents who loved her, siblings she loved & fought with and for; a love life that never quite matched her dreams. She worked tirelessly, on the right side of history, to free not just her loved ones and other enslaved persons in the Tidewater area of Maryland, but the soul of America!! Why isn't she on the twenty dollar bill yet??!!

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Enthralling

I am 78 years old and white. I have no memory of hearing about Harriett Tubman until she was referenced in T. Coate’s book where I think she was referred to as Moses. Now there is a movie too. I became curious, wanting to know more. Robin did a wonderful job narrating and voicing the different characters. I couldn’t stop listening. I carried my iPad around home as I did things throughout the day. What a life she led! The bravery and determination she showed. I am awed.

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Excellent narration and enjoyable content.

This book was very informative and extremely easy to listen to. I listen to Audible on my daily walks and some books require more concentration than can be given on a walk/run. This book kept my attention with the stories from Harriett’s life. Not just a bunch of facts.

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Underground Railroad

A very moving story of a brave woman. Harriet was always there for slaves and took many risks to bring them to freedom. Every day of her life was given to help others. What an amazing book.

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Challenge

I decided to listen to this book after I saw the 2019 movie. I have heard about Harriet Tubman and saw her in the light of history however after watching the Harriet movie, she has inspired me to live with a purpose. I respect her for having a vision and also her tenacity for helping others.

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Extraordinary "Moses"

Amazing narrative by Robin Miles of one of most amazing woman in America history. So glad to have heard it!