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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
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