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By Kem Knapp Sawyer

Loaded with archival photos and impressive proof, the DK Biography sequence introduces younger readers to a few of history's best and influential characters. DK Biography: Harriet Tubman tells the tale of the recognized abolitionist, from her youth as a slave on a Maryland plantation, to her dramatic break out, to her tireless paintings as an organizer of the Underground Railroad.

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She spent the days hidden in the woods, sleeping on a bed of pine needles or sinking into  a cushion of cool moss. She walked at night, silently so as not to arouse suspicion. And, just as many fugitives before her had done, she used the North Star as a guide. This star, one of the brightest and most prominent in the night sky, always appears to the north and can be used for navigation. For Harriet it became a great source both of comfort and of hope. She kept 5IF/PSUI4UBSNBJOUBJOTJUT her eye on the star throughout the QPTJUJPOJOUIFOPSUI
 evening and well past midnight.

Harriet and her brother William Henry then organized the Fugitive Aid Society of St. Catharines to take )BSSJFUXBTEFUFSNJOFE UPNBLFBCFUUFSMJGFJO on much of the same work. ” Dorchester County became leaders in the society. They collected and distributed clothing and raised °BSFGVHFF
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