After seeing the movie Harriet (2019) in the theater last month, I decided I needed to know more about Harriet Tubman. I re-read Freedom Train right away, then wanted a more adult nonfiction account of her life, so I found a couple different ones at the library and put holds on them. This is the first one that came in.
This was a really fast, engaging read. I actually wanted it to slow down a few times, and I'm glad I've got another biography of her from the library to try as well (if I can only snatch the time before it's due). This is definitely a step up from the junior-nonfiction bio Freedom Train, but kind of aimed at teens/young adults, I think. It has a lot of infographics and illustrations by Monica Ahanonu, which are neat, but make it feel... not quite serious, if that makes sense.
Still, I did learn a lot from this book, both about Harriet Tubman and the world she inhabited. If you're looking for one book to learn about her life, this is a good one to pick, I think.
If This was a Movie, I Would Rate It: PG-16 for mentions of sexual activity and violence.