Harriet Tubman hears God telling her to seek freedom not only for herself but also for her people. Luminous illustrations and carefully designed fonts convey the unconquerable will and faith of this courageous woman.
Granny Judith adds a square to her quilt for each runaway slave Christmas John rows across the river. Rich, dark watercolors punctuated with red capture both the fear and the hope in these daring flights to freedom.
Determined to rid his land of the Devil, Colonel Lightfoot agrees to a dance contest with the conceited creature. This Virginia folktale’s lively illustrations highlight the Colonel’s realization that he can use the devil’s own arrogance to defeat him.
Irrepressible third-grader Clementine always has an ingenious idea “sproinging up” in her brain, each leading to a series of humorous mishaps. Expressive ink illustrations and a fresh first-person narrative suit both chapter book readers and listeners.
A sense of loss clouds Jenny's excitement about her favorite uncle's wedding. Exuberant illustrations bordered, tilted, and sprinkled with details of Chinese customs capture the joy, the anxiety, and the happy resolution in this companion to Henry's First-Moon Birthday.
George Washington greeted his election to the presidency "like a criminal who was 'going to . . . his execution.'" Pithy phrases pair with light-hearted illustrations in this anecdotal biography that shows the human side of a hero.