Born a slave in Maryland, Harriet Tubman knew first-hand what it meant to be someone's property; she was whipped by owners and almost killed by an overseer. It was from other field hands that she first heard about the Underground Railroad which she travelled by herself north to Philadelphia. Throughout her long life (she died at the age of ninety-two) and long after the Civil War brought an end to slavery, this amazing woman was proof of what just one person can do.
Yona Zeldis McDonough is the author of many books for children, including Sisters in Strength , Anne Frank , and Louisa: The Life of Louisa May Alcott . Ms. McDonough lives in Brooklyn, New York.
Jennifer Thermes is the author and illustrator of When I Was Built and Sam Bennett'