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  1. says:

    This book afforded me an opportunity to discuss such an inspiring heroine with young minds I appreciated the story.


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    Although the only mention of her escape from slavery and her work as a conductor on the Underground Railroad is in the author s note in the back of the book, this is a lovely picture book biography of Harriet Tubman, covering the time when she was a child in slavery, always planning her eventual escape.It s an engrossing story, and wonderful for kids, although it certainly doesn t shy away from the brutality Tubman experienced as a child slave I do love how she was helped by her family and other slaves, even then, and given skills and knowledge that aided her in adulthood, and presumably gave her some solace and hope as a child.The illustrations are superb, in a wonderful style and use of color They re all beautiful as paintings on their own, and they perfectly complement the story.I recently read another picture book about Tubman that did not speak to me this one did, although I d have liked it even better if the story had continued and followed her throug...


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    This is the first book I ve read by Schroeder, but I hope it won t be my last His text, along with Pinkney s art, makes young Harriet Tubman come alive Both Schroeder and Pinkney are careful to emphasize that this is a work of fiction, but the basic facts are true And that s what counts for me If the gaps in the story wer...


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    Minty A Story of Young Harriet Tubman, written by Alan Schroeder and illustrated by Jerry Pinkney, depicts the imagined childhood of Harriet Tubman, famously known for her escape from slavery and bravery in helping other enslaved Blacks find freedom through the Underground Railroad This text is unique because instead of focusing on Tubman s work as a freedom fighter as most books do, it chooses to focus on Tubman s childhood and how it shaped her transition into the famous abolitionist.Published in 1996 by Dial Books for Young Readers, a company known for producing quality picture books for young readers, successfully released a powerful introductory representation of heroinism in Black history The author and illustrator, Schroeder and Pinkney are known for writing and illustrating books that celebrate influential African Americans figures In fact, one of Pinkney s missions in illustrating children s books is to teach young readers about African American culture and hardships as well as showing himself as a strong role model for his family and for other African Americans Pinkney, 2008.With age appropriate text and beautiful illustrations, this story is a perfect way to start teaching very young readers about Black history Minty lives with her family on a plantation in the Maryland s East...


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    This book was extremely moving and engaging, as the reader was hopeful that the main character, Minty, would be able to escape her life as a slave Minty A Story of Young Harriet Tubman was awarded the Coretta Scott King Award in 1992 As a picture book, I think the content of this story can be fearful and intense for young children even though it paints a realistic experience of a slave I would not read it to students lower than third graders With the whipping scene and burning of her doll, some younger students might not be able to emotionally handle these events in the story I strongly question why the author, Alan Schroeder, would allow Puffin Group Publishers to write this book is for Ages 5 9 on the back cover After studying artistic media in my college class, I believe that the illustrator, Jerry Pinkney, used watercolors to emphasize the setting and characters of the time period representing slavery The style of Expressionism symbolized emotion through the expression of his color choices of greens and browns The layout design of double page spreads focus on the intense settings of slavery the fields of the workers, the woods for escaping and the cabin of the slaves The thin white border around the text contrasts with the watercolors to help the reader focus on the limited print on the page, yet it tells important information, supporting the beautiful illustrations The full color artwork was prepared with pencil, colored pencils and watercolor, ...


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    Minty A Story of Young Harriet Tubman, was written by Alan Schroeder and Jerry Pinkney and illustrated by Jerry Pinkney It was a 1997 recipient of the Coretta Scott King Award It has been mentioned on several occasions how far children s literature has come in the past few decades, so I decided to choose an award winning book from the year I was born in order to explore any noticeable differences and see what has changed over time All of Pinkney s illustrations are full of great detail and were made using watercolor paint The covers of the book feature double illustrations of Minty On the front cover, Minty is a young girl in the Big Buckwater River during what appears to be springtime, and on the back cover she is an adult in the same spot and wearing the same colors in the wintertime This cover design choice highlights the growth of Harriet Tubman throughout her life The entire book is filled with colorful double page spreads I was surprised to find that there was so much detail in the illustrations, especially within the characters facial features Each two sets of pages are similarly structured, with one text box per two pages surrounded by a thin, white border At times, the pages are text heavy, which may pose as a challenge for a younger audience I was personally surprised that this book included information about Minty being whipped for punishment, because I cannot recall ever rea...


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    Summary Harriet Tubman, whose childhood name was Minty, dreamed of escaping slavery on the Brodas plantation to freedom in the late 1820 s Its text shows any reader just how brave of a women Harriet was even as a children From disobeying her masters to attempting to leave her loved ones behind without saying goodbye, Minty was willing to do anything in her power to follow the north star to freedom.Author Alan SchroerderIllustrated by Jerry PinkneyAudience K 3rdGenre Picture bookTheme African American history, Civil War, determination and perseverance Slavery, women s historyIllustrations Jerry Pinkney s illustrations were so well done throughout this particular book that he won the 1997 Coretta Scott King Award for Illustration His one of a kind artwork brings to life the setting and characters of the story Further, his pictures include much detail and color that portrays the mood of the time period Usage This particular book can be used in a variety of setting in the classroom including independent reading, guided reading, and reading out loud One could easily use this book when teaching the brutality of slavery, important women in history, or the Civil Wa...


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    Minty a Story of Young Harriet Tubman is a powerful account of the eight year old Tubman as she endures the miseries of being a slave during the 1820 s while living on a plantation Minty is a feisty, brave, and somewhat foolish girl who does not follow the advice of her mother not t aggravate em She yearns to run away and her father acknowledges this will to be free He teaches Minty how to survive in the woods without being seen or heard He teaches her how to swim, catch fish, and skin a squirrel Pinkney s watercolor and pencil drawings are understated and poignant The images of this young girl being comforted by her parents after a severe whipping from the overseer are powerful and heartbreaking The images of Minty and her father, as he shows her the drinking gourd and teaches her which way is North, are comforting and foreshadow what is to come Minty, with her fathers love and gentle guidance will someday be ready for the heroic role she will play in the lives of many slaves I enjoyed the final pages in particular, as the author, Schroeder, ends the book with Minty not quite ready to escape the cruelty of slavery This allows readers the opportunity to wonder how and when Minty will escape, it allows for interpretation, and because the story is a fictionalized version of Tubman s journey to freedom the story does not overstep its boundaries The factual Author s Note at the end of the book fills in the gaps for readers This book would pair well with Henry s F...


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    1 Contemporary or Historical Picture Books2 Minty A Story of Young Harriet is a story about Harriet Tubman when she a little girl 3 critique a list the area for comment e.g., accuracy The story of Harriet Tubman is a story of courage and faith We all have herd the story of Harriet when she was a grown women freeing hundreds of slaves via the underground railroad This book tells the story of the story that made one of the most revered woman in American history b The book is filled with beautifully crafted illustrations and depict Harriet when she was a little slave girl growing up and working on a plantation I love the use of water colors in the illustrations They make the illustrations seem to come alive and become somewhat dramatic c An example of this is the cover of the book Harriet is depicted at a river in the woods behind her Her brown skin pops catches the eye of reader as the background woods bends in with h...


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    The young African American slave girl is hiding behind a tree as the white woman calls for her from the house She is working on an animal farm and the animal illustrations are done very brightly and friendly Mrs Brodas, the white woman, is mean and angry She is yelling at the young girl for not coming in to do chores She takes the young girl s ragdoll, hands it to her husband and her husband throws the doll in the fire where it burns to ashes The girl is really sad about the day s events and lies on her mother s lap looking mopey When she is with her family the illustrations show the reader that they live in a very small, dirty space where their only source of light in a lit candle They all have to work in the fields and the girl almost runs away on a horse but does not It won the Coretta Scott King Award It is for elementary students I thin...


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Minty: A Story of Young Harriet Tubman The Story Of Harriet Tubman S Childhood As A Young Slave Is Told In This Book Which Is Written Especially For Younger Readers Tubman, A Young Slave Nicknamed Minty, Was A Feisty, Stubborn Girl With A Dream Of Escape, And Whose Rebellious Spirit Often Got Her Into Trouble Full Color Illustrations.