Harriet Tubman -

Tubman has been a hero of mine for a very long time.              Thirty years ago I read one of the few biographies about her. It was written by Earl Conrad and it changed my life.              Someone so courageous and committed to freedom surely would have had numerous biographies!

Today, she does. (Kate Clifford Larson’s book is masterful in its details about Tubman’s life.) Tubman’s photograph was prominently positioned on my classroom wall where I could say to my students, “She is my hero.”