She Came to Slay: The Life and Times of Harriet Tubman

She Came to Slay: The Life and Times of Harriet Tubman

In the bestselling tradition of The Notorious RBG comes a lively, informative, and illustrated tribute to one of the most exceptional women in American history—Harriet Tubman—a heroine whose fearlessness and activism still resonates today.Harriet Tubman is best known as one of the most famous conductors on the Underground Railroad. As a leading abolitionist, her bravery...

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Title:She Came to Slay: The Life and Times of Harriet Tubman
Author:Erica Armstrong Dunbar
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She Came to Slay: The Life and Times of Harriet Tubman Reviews

  • Mary

    Okay, this book is

    . Admittedly, I had only basic knowledge about Harriet Tubman before reading this book, and usually books about history aren't my thing. But this is a book about an incredible woman who did the impossible over and over, and who will hopefully soon be featured on the $20 bill as she rightfully should. Told in a voice that is accessible to young readers (and people like me), I highly recommend this book to literally everyone. Harriet Tubman deserves much more recognition,

    Okay, this book is

    . Admittedly, I had only basic knowledge about Harriet Tubman before reading this book, and usually books about history aren't my thing. But this is a book about an incredible woman who did the impossible over and over, and who will hopefully soon be featured on the $20 bill as she rightfully should. Told in a voice that is accessible to young readers (and people like me), I highly recommend this book to literally everyone. Harriet Tubman deserves much more recognition, and this is how we start.

    P.S. I listened to the audiobook version, and it was wonderful!

  • Jose Vazquez

    Detailed and profound; Dunbar paints a vivid image of the trials and tribulations of Harriet Tubman.

  • Heidi Mcjunkin

    Fascinating story of a woman who I only knew as a conductor on the Underground Railroad. She was MUCH more than that, she was the ultimate bad a$$!

  • MandM

    Everyone should read this book about this tough, amazing woman who did so much for her family, her country, women, elderly, military.....

    She deserves to be known and honored by all. A true hero.

    It is not a long book, but covers so much. Could be read by all ages for listened to by a well told audio book.

  • Diamond Lambert

    Such a great story! I swear I learned so much. Harriet came a long way and lived a long, rich life. I would love to have a conversation with her. Or even hear her thoughts about the USA and Canada in 2019. Highly recommend!

  • Markela Parsons

    A quick listen and so informative! I was amazed by Tubman’s life and look forward to seeing her legacy continue on the 20$ bill!

  • Emma-Kate Schaake

    Great information on a truly inspiring woman! I didn’t feel like it was as kitschy and humorous as the RBG book this was compared to, so it fell a little awkwardly in between hyper accessible and just straight factual. While it wasn’t the most gripping or enjoyable read, per say, the stories it tells are central to understanding Tubman, and America’s disturbingly racist history (which we all know informs the present...)

  • Sonia Schoenfield

    This is just the kind of biography I want to read. 136 pages, photographs, maps, family tree, and an engaging style kept me interested throughout. After reading The Tubman Command I've been curious about Harriet Tubman and this was the perfect book for me to read to find out more about her. What a woman! She seems larger than life, the way she rescued so many family and friends through the Underground Railroad without losing a single person along the way. And she herself had a price on her head

    This is just the kind of biography I want to read. 136 pages, photographs, maps, family tree, and an engaging style kept me interested throughout. After reading The Tubman Command I've been curious about Harriet Tubman and this was the perfect book for me to read to find out more about her. What a woman! She seems larger than life, the way she rescued so many family and friends through the Underground Railroad without losing a single person along the way. And she herself had a price on her head as a runaway slave. She came to the aid of her country during the Civil War as a nurse, scout, and spy, although it took decades for her to receive the pay she was due. I highly recommend this book to anyone who wants to know more about this heroic woman.

  • vanessa

    There's good information in this book and Harriet Tubman is a worthy subject. Unfortunately, I thought I'd give this five stars, but had too many issues with the writing and the way it's laid out. Too often the author supposes Tubman's thoughts and feelings ("she must have felt" "she must have thought"). When comparing it to Notorious RBG (which the back of the book does), it's hard to suppose what RBG felt and thought when she is still alive to answer questions. I wanted to like this more.

  • Sara

    The content of this book was good. It's great to have a very easy to read book that tells a more holistic story of an incredibly important woman in US history.

    What was disappointing was the writing style. The book is meant to be accessible to non-academics but that doesn't mean that it has to be staccato. It read like an academic trying to dumb down a story, rather than like a book written for a general audience. By far the most well written passages are direct quotations of Harriet Tubman. In

    The content of this book was good. It's great to have a very easy to read book that tells a more holistic story of an incredibly important woman in US history.

    What was disappointing was the writing style. The book is meant to be accessible to non-academics but that doesn't mean that it has to be staccato. It read like an academic trying to dumb down a story, rather than like a book written for a general audience. By far the most well written passages are direct quotations of Harriet Tubman. In addition, there is a lot to it that feels kitschy and trendy and will date this book very quickly (including the title).

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