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Chasing freedom : the life journeys of Harriet Tubman and Susan B. Anthony, inspired by historical facts / by Nikki Grimes ; illustrated by Michele Wood.

Grimes, Nikki, (author.). Wood, Michele, (illustrator.).

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  • 4 of 4 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
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Barnesville Public Library J GRI (Text) 33500012014114 Main Available -
Crookston Public Library J GRI (Text) 33500012014122 Main Available -
Greenbush Public Library j GRI (Text) 35500005459910 Main Available -
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Record details

  • ISBN: 9780439793384
  • ISBN: 0439793386
  • Physical Description: 53 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Orchard Books, an imprint of Scholastic Inc., [2015]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (page 52).
Summary, etc.:
In this imaginative biographical story, Harriet Tubman and Susan B. Anthony sit down over a cup of tea in 1904 to reminisce about their struggles and triumphs in the service of freedom and women's rights.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2015 July #1
    *Starred Review* This unusual picture book imagines a conversation that could have taken place if Susan B. Anthony had invited Harriet Tubman to tea in 1904. Each two-page spread introduces a new dialogue, stitching together their memories and their views on matters such as slavery, temperance, women's rights, and John Brown's fight for abolition. Susan describes the hostile reception to her 1861 speeches calling for the emancipation of slaves, while Harriet recalls her journey to South Carolina as "nurse, cook, and spy" with the all-black Massachusetts Fifty-Fourth Regiment. Even readers familiar with each woman individually may occasionally be surprised by what the two contemporaries had in common—Grimes notes that they met several times "at antislavery and women's rights conventions." While some knowledge of American history is valuable as a framework for their stories, the text conveys a good deal of information in an involving way, and the back matter is uncommonly helpful. Across from each page of text is a striking, iconic full-page portrait, painted in oils and acrylics and often incorporating patchwork-quilt designs. Ready-made for reading aloud in three voices (Anthony, Tubman, and a narrator), this handsome picture book offers an original take on these significant Americans and fresh insights into their times. Copyright 2014 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Nikki Grimes won a 2014 Coretta Scott King Honor for WORDS WITH WINGS, and she is the author of BRONX MASQUERADE, which won the Coretta Scott King Award. Nikki is also the author of four other Coretta Scott King Honor books: TALKIN' ABOUT BESSIE, JAZMIN'S NOTEBOOK, THE ROAD TO PARIS, and DARK SONS. She won the 2006 NCTE Award for Excellence in Poetry for Children. Nikki lives in Corona, California. Visit her online at

Michele Wood is a painter, illustrator, and designer. She won the American Book Award for GOING BACK HOME and the Coretta Scott King Illustrator Award for I SEE THE RHYTHM. Michele lives in Atlanta, Georgia. For more information, go to

Subject: Tubman, Harriet, 1820?-1913 > Juvenile fiction.
Anthony, Susan B. (Susan Brownell), 1820-1906 > Juvenile fiction.
Women slaves > United States > Juvenile fiction.
African American women > Juvenile fiction.
Underground Railroad > Juvenile fiction.
Suffragists > United States > Juvenile fiction.
Feminists > United States > Juvenile fiction.
Women's rights > United States > Juvenile fiction.
Tubman, Harriet, 1820?-1913 > Fiction.
Anthony, Susan B. (Susan Brownell), 1820-1906 > Fiction.
Slavery > Fiction.
African Americans > Fiction.
Underground Railroad > Fiction.
Women's rights > Fiction.
Women > Suffrage > Fiction.
Anthony, Susan B. (Susan Brownell), 1820-1906.
Tubman, Harriet, 1820?-1913.
African American women.
Underground Railroad.
Women slaves
Women's rights
United States.
Genre: Biographical fiction.
Juvenile works.
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