Author: Carole Boston Weatherford
Illustrator: Kadir Nelson
Publisher: Jump at the Sun/Hyperion Books for Children, 2006
In lyrical text, Carole Boston Weatherford describes Tubman’s spiritual journey as she hears the voice of God guiding her north to freedom on that very first trip to escape the brutal practice of forced servitude. Tubman would make nineteen subsequent trips back south, never being caught, but none as profound as this first one. Courageous, compassionate, and deeply religious, Harriet Tubman, with her bravery and relentless pursuit of freedom, is a testament to the resilience of the human spirit. Kadir Nelson’s breathtaking illustrations bring Moses’ journey to life.