Kitson Jazynka is an award-winning writer and children's author who lives in Washington, DC. Her work appears regularly in National Geographic Kids, American Girl, and Young Rider magazines, as well as the Washington Post's KidsPost. In 2011, she worked with the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial Foundation to write a book called The Making of the Memorial, a history of the creation of the memorial to Dr. King on the National Mall. She is the author of DK Life Stories: Florence Nightingale
Discover the inspiring story of Harriet Tubman, a fearless activist and abolitionist who helped guide many slaves to freedom, in this fascinating kids' biography.
Born into slavery in the 1820s, Harriet Tubman would later run away and later help scores of other African American slaves escape to freedom in the North using the "Underground Railroad". A nurse, scout, and advisor during the American Civil War, Harriet co-led the Combahee River Raid, in which 700 slaves were liberated. After the war, Harriet became involved in women's suffrage, or the right to vote, and opened a retirement home for sick and elderly African Americans. In this biography book for 8-11 year olds, learn all about Harriet Tubman's fascinating life, the hardships she endured, and how this American icon of strength continues to inspire so many people today.
This popular biography series from DK goes beyond the basic facts to tell the true life stories of history's most interesting and inspiring people. Full-colour photographs and hand-drawn illustrations complement age-appropriate, narrative text to create an engaging book children will enjoy reading - and a series they'll want to collect.