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Text and illustrations present the life of the boy born on the Kentucky frontier who became the sixteenth president of the United States.

We know her today as Harriet Tubman, but in her lifetime she was called by many names. As General Tubman she was a Union spy. As Moses she led hundreds to freedom on the Underground Railroad. As Minty she was a slave whose spirit could not be broken. 

Describes an incident in the life of John Parker, an ex-slave who became a successful businessman in Ripley, Ohio, and who repeatedly risked his life to help other slaves escape to freedom.

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Tubman’s religious faith drives this handsome, poetic account of her escape to freedom and role in the Underground Railroad. 

Presents a biography of the woman who was born a slave with no status and became one of the most powerful voices in the abolitionist movement.

A biography of African American writer, performer, and activist Maya Angelou, who turned a childhood of trauma and emotional pain to become one of the most inspiring voices of our lifetime.

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Examines the life of the legendary baseball player, who was the first African-American to pitch in a Major League World Series.

Presents the early life of the nineteenth-century Frenchman who developed the system of raised dots by which blind people read and write.

Presents information about the state of North Carolina in an alphabetical arrangement.

Annotated illustrations, journals, maps, and dreamscapes take readers on an extraordinary journey of how the artist-author's life was shaped while growing up in Czechoslovakia during the Cold War, as well as the influence of western culture through the influx of banned books, music, and news, in a powerful graphic memoir.