Harriet Tubman Reading & Resources

From April 1st through June 30th, the Harriet Tubman – Journey to Freedom sculpture by Wesley Wofford will be on display in Renaissance Plaza in downtown White Plains. In conjunction with the historic visit by the sculpture, the Library and many other community partners are organizing events related to Harriet Tubman, the Underground Railroad, and more.

You can find all of the Library’s related programs and events here, with a full listing of the community-wide programs and events here.

To learn more about Harriet Tubman and the Underground Railroad, check out some of the materials below from the Library! To find our Libby collection of related titles, click here.

YOUTH

FILM
Follow the Drinking Gourd
Library Catalog
The Harriet Tubman Story
hoopla
The Journey of Henry “Box” Brown
Kanopy Kids

NONFICTION
The Underground Railroad for Kids: From Slavery to Freedom with 21 Activities by Mary Kay Carson
Library Catalog / hoopla
Before She Was Harriet by Lesa Cline-Ransome
Library Catalog / Libby / hoopla
The Underground Railroad: Navigate the Journey from Slavery to Freedom with 25 Projects by Judy Dodge Cummings
hoopla
The Underground Abductor by Nathan Hale
Library Catalog / Libby / hoopla
I Can Read: Harriet Tubman – Freedom Fighter by Nadia L. Hohn
Library Catalog / hoopla
What Was the Underground Railroad? by Yona Zeldis McDonough
Library Catalog / Libby
Who Was Harriet Tubman? by Yona Zeldis McDonough
Library Catalog / Libby
I Am Harriet Tubman by Brad Meltzer
Library Catalog / Libby
Harriet Tubman: Conductor on the Underground Railroad by Ann Petry
Library Catalog / hoopla
She Persisted: Harriet Tubman by Andrea Davis Pinkney
Library Catalog / Libby
Minty: A Story of Young Harriet Tubman by Alan Schroeder
Library Catalog
Little People, Big Dreams: Harriet Tubman by Ma Isabel Sanchez Vegara
Library Catalog / Libby / hoopla
Harriet: my first Harriet Tubman by Ma Isabel Sanchez Vegara
Library Catalog
William Still and His Freedom Stories: the Father of the Underground Railroad by Don Tate
Library Catalog / Libby / hoopla
The Center for Cartoon Studies presents: Harriet Tubman – Toward Freedom by Whit Taylor
Library Catalog
Box: Henry Brown Mails Himself to Freedom by Carole Boston Weatherford
Library Catalog / Libby / hoopla
Moses: When Harriet Tubman Led Her People to Freedom by Carole Boston Weatherford
Library Catalog

FICTION
Freedom Over Me: eleven slaves, their lives and dreams brought to life by Ashley Bryan
Library Catalog / Libby / hoopla
Unbound: a novel in verse by Ann Burg
Library Catalog / Libby / hoopla
Stealing Freedom by Elisa Carbone
Library Catalog / Libby
Elijah of Buxton by Christopher Paul Curtis
Library Catalog / Libby
Underground: Finding the Light to Freedom by Shane W. Evans
Library Catalog / Libby
Underground by Jean Ferris
Library Catalog
Sweet Clara and the Freedom Quilt by Deborah Hopkinson
Library Catalog
Under the Quilt of Night by Deborah Hopkinson
Library Catalog
True North by Kathryn Lasky
Library Catalog
Henry’s Freedom Box: A True Story From the Underground Railroad by Ellen Levine
Library Catalog / Libby / hoopla
House of Dies Drear by Virginia Hamilton
Library Catalog / Libby / hoopla
Eliza’s Freedom Road: an Underground Railroad Diary by Jerdine Nolen
Library Catalog / Libby
Trouble Don’t Last by Shelley Pearsall
Library Catalog / Libby / hoopla
Silent Thunder: A Civil War Story by Andrea Davis Pinkney
Library Catalog / Libby / hoopla
The Ever-After Bird by Ann Rinaldi
Library Catalog / hoopla
Aunt Harriet’s Underground Railroad in the Sky by Faith Ringold
Library Catalog
Steal Away Home by Lois Ruby
Library Catalog
If I Just Had Two Wings by Virginia Frances Schwartz
Library Catalog / hoopla
Follow the Drinking Gourd by Jeanette Winter
Library Catalog / Libby

ADULT

FILM
The African Americans – Many Rivers to Cross: The Age of Slavery 1780-1860
Kanopy
The African Americans – Many Rivers to Cross: The Black Atlantic 1500-1800
Kanopy
The Great Courses – America’s Long Struggle Against Slavery: “Episode 24 – Harriet Beecher Stowe and Harriet Tubman”
Kanopy
The Great Courses – America’s Long Struggle Against Slavery: “Episode 27 – US Colored Troops: Those Who Served”
Kanopy
Harriet
Library Catalog
Harriet Tubman: They Called Her Moses
hoopla
The Spirituals: American Spirituals, Music and Slavery
Kanopy
Whispers of Angels: A Story of the Underground Railroad
Kanopy

NONFICTION
Bound for Canaan: The Underground Railroad and the War for the Soul of America by Fergus M. Bordewich
Library Catalog
The Search for the Underground Railroad in Upstate New York by Tom Calarco
hoopla
The Long Walk to Freedom: Runaway Slave Narratives by Devon Carbado & Donald Weise
Library Catalog / Libby
Bound for the Promised Land : Harriet Tubman, portrait of an American hero by Kate Clifford Larson
Library Catalog / Libby
Harriet Tubman: The Road to Freedom by Catherine Clinton
Library Catalog / Libby
She Came to Slay: The Life and Times of Harriet Tubman by Erica A. Dunbar
Library Catalog / Libby
Gateway to freedom: The Hidden History of the Underground Railroad by Eric Foner
Library Catalog / Libby
WAKE: the Hidden History of Women-led Slave Revolts by Rebecca Hall
Library Catalog
Harriet Tubman: The Life and The Life Stories by Jean M. Humez
Library Catalog
Amazons, Abolitionists, and Activists: A Graphic History of Women's Fight for Their Rights by Mikki Kendall
Library Catalog
How the Word Is Passed: A Reckoning With the History of Slavery Across America by Clint Smith
Library Catalog / Libby
The Underground Railroad Records: Narrating the Hardships, Hairbreadth Escapes, and Death Struggles of Slaves in Their Efforts for Freedom by William Still, Quincy T. Mills, Ta-Nehisi Coates
Library Catalog / Libby
Underground Railroad in New York and New Jersey by William J. Switala
hoopla
The Underground Railroad on Long Island: Friends in Freedom by Kathleen G. Velsor
hoopla
The Agitators: Three Friends Who Fought for Abolition and Women's Rights by Dorothy Wickenden
Library Catalog / Libby

FICTION
The Last Runaway by Tracy Chevalier
Library Catalog / Libby
The Conductors by Nicole Glover
Library Catalog / Libby
Indigo by Beverly Jenkins
Libby / hoopla
The Mapmaker’s Children by Sarah McCoy
Library Catalog
The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead
Library Catalog / Libby
FOR FURTHER LEARNING

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