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In the best-selling tradition of The Notorious RBG comes a lively and informative tribute to one of the most exceptional women in American history - Harriet Tubman - a heroine whose fearlessness and activism still resonates today.

Harriet Tubman is best known as one of the most famous conductors on the Underground Railroad. As a leading abolitionist, her bravery and selflessness has inspired generations in the continuing struggle for civil rights. Now, National Book Award nominee Erica Armstrong Dunbar presents a fresh take on this American icon blending traditional biography and engaging sidebars that illuminate the life of Tubman as never before.

Not only did Tubman help liberate hundreds of slaves, she was the first woman to lead an armed expedition during the Civil War, worked as a spy for the Union Army, was a fierce suffragist, and was an advocate for the aged. She Came to Slay reveals the many complexities and varied accomplishments of one of our nation’s true heroes and offers an accessible and modern interpretation of Tubman’s life that is both informative and engaging.

Filled with rare outtakes of commentary, an expansive timeline of Tubman’s life, and sections including "Harriet by the Numbers" (number of times she went back down south, approximately how many people she rescued, the bounty on her head), and "Harriet’s Homies" (those who supported her over the years), She Came to Slay is a stunning and powerful mix of pop culture and scholarship and proves that Harriet Tubman is well deserving of her permanent place in our nation’s history.

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

©2019 Erica Armstrong Dunbar (P)2019 Simon & Schuster

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Magnificent!

I wish this narrative was around when I was a young one 50+ years ago. I can’t stop the tears of joy from rolling down my face. This is an awesome read and the narrator had me totally captivated as if I was literally part of the story, well done, “STANDING O!!”

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The history you don't know.

This is a really good listen. The narrator is wonderful. This title told me things about Harriet Tubman that I never knew. She was a true hero! This book would be good for adults and perhaps younger children with some preparation since there are some difficult sections.

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Fabulous

What an inspiring, fascinating, important (but also easy) listen. I especially loved the author reading the author's note in the beginning. Grateful for the model of courage and purpose that Harriet Tubman gave us all.

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A Hero For All

I had not known of all the struggles that Harriet Thubman--Davis suffered but she was and always will be a beacon of hope and belief that if you have a vision and a strong spiritual guidance you can step outside yourself and give freely to those in need. I loved this book it made me want to speak to Harriet to gain that same selfless spirit she inbodied to be able to save so many.

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OK for Children

How could such a dramatic and important story be read so "sing-songy" and child-like? Very disappointing. Wonder if a different narrator would save this book? The NPR interview with Ms. Dunbar that enticed me to purchase this selection was better than the book itself. Sorry. K