Chasing Freedom by Nikki Grimes audiobook

Chasing Freedom: The Life Journeys of Harriet Tubman and Susan B. Anthony, Inspired by Historical Facts

By Nikki Grimes
Read by Lizan Mitchell

Recorded Books, Inc.

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781664445369

  • ISBN: 9781664553194

Runtime: 0.95 Hours
Category: Fiction/Historical
Audience: Children (8–12)
Language: English

Summary

Summary

Nikki Grimes offers a glimpse into the inspiring lives of Susan B. Anthony and Harriet Tubman, with breathtaking illustrations by Michele Wood! What if Harriet Tubman and Susan B. Anthony sat down over tea to reminisce about their extraordinary lives? What would they recall of their triumphs and struggles as they fought to achieve civil rights for African Americans and equal rights for women? And what other historical figures played parts in their stories? These questions led Coretta Scott King Award winner Nikki Grimes to create CHASING FREEDOM, an engaging work of historical fiction about two of the nineteenth century's most powerful, and inspiring, American women. With breathtaking illustrations by Coretta Scott King Award winner Michele Wood, CHASING FREEDOM richly imagines the experiences of Tubman and Anthony, set against the backdrop of the Underground Railroad, the Civil War, and the Women's Suffrage Movement. Additional back matter invites curious young readers to further explore this period in history--and the larger-than-life figures who lived it.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Audiences willing to embrace the unusual concept may view this as a vanguard piece in an engaging new form that mixes nonfiction with historical fiction.” School Library Journal (starred review)
“The audiobook’s breadth is vast as it speaks of slavery, women’s rights, and other historical events and people. Mitchell’s vocal range enlivens the historical stories, the women’s remembrances, and the interplay of their conversation.” AudioFile

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Author

Author Bio: Nikki Grimes

Author Bio: Nikki Grimes

Nikki Grimes is the recipient of the 2006 NCTE Award for Excellence in Poetry for Children. Her distinguished works include the ALA Notable book What is Goodbye?, as well as the novels Jazmin’s Notebook, Dark Sons, and The Road to Paris, all of them Coretta Scott King Author Honor Books. She won the Coretta Scott King Author Award for Bronx Masquerade. She lives in Corona, California.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD
Category: Fiction/Historical
Runtime: 0.95
Audience: Children (8–12)
Language: English