Harriet Tubman, Secret Agent by Thomas B. Allen

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She was a hard working woman with great determination. Although freedom was something she didn't experience growing up, it was something she set her goals towards.

She was a hard working woman with great determination. Although freedom was something she didn't experience growing up, it was something she set her goals towards. It was one thing she would devote her life towards, it was one thing she'd risk her life for, and it was one thing she'd even become a spy for. The amazing thing though, was it was not just her freedom she did these things for, but also the freedom of every enslaved African American. She was, Harriet Tubman.

 

"Harriet Tubman, Secret Agent" by Thomas B. Allen is a book that is all about Harriet Tubman's life and the great things she accomplished. Have you heard of Frederick Douglas, or Mary Elizabeth Bowser, or all of the other amazing people who worked with her as well? It's also about many other slaves, and free people of all sorts that helped free slaves and spy during the Civil War. It explains Harriet's own revolt against slavery before the war, to the Underground Railroad, to the brave and daring spies, and all the way through the Civil War. It's a very informational book and describes and mentions all types of people and events in history during that time. This book even has cool illustrations to go with it.

 

What I really liked about this book is the fact that it's about some really interesting and astounding people in history. The things they accomplished and how they accomplished them was really cool. However, what I personally didn't care for that much, is that it's very much written like a textbook and not a story. I would only recommend it to kids who enjoy those types of history and biography books. If you do like those types of books this is a great book for you because it's very informational and even has a timeline and appendixes that further explain things in the back of the book. This book would probably be suitable for kids, fourth grade to eighth grade. As an eighth grader the information in this book tied in with what I'm currently learning in Social Studies.