Chasing Freedom (Hardcover)

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

By Nikki Grimes, Michele Wood (Illustrator)

Orchard Books, 9780439793384, 56pp.

Publication Date: January 6, 2015

Other Editions of This Title:
Digital Audiobook (6/18/2015)

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Description

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.


About the Author

Nikki Grimes won a 2014 Coretta Scott King Honor for WORDS WITH WINGS, and she is the author of BRONX MASQUERADE, which won the Coretta Scott King Award. Nikki is also the author of four other Coretta Scott King Honor books: TALKIN' ABOUT BESSIE, JAZMIN'S NOTEBOOK, THE ROAD TO PARIS, and DARK SONS. She won the 2006 NCTE Award for Excellence in Poetry for Children. Nikki lives in Corona, California. Visit her online at www.nikkigrimes.com.



Michele Wood is a painter, illustrator, and designer. She won the American Book Award for GOING BACK HOME and the Coretta Scott King Illustrator Award for I SEE THE RHYTHM. Michele lives in Atlanta, Georgia. For more information, go to www.michelewood.com.


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

TALKIN' ABOUT BESSIE (written by Nikki Grimes and illustrated by E.B. Lewis)
A Coretta Scott King Honor Book
"While fictional, this is a fine piece to use to set a tone or inspire more research into Coleman's life. It could also serve as an exceptional writing model for students." --SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL

I SEE THE RHYTHM (written by Toyomi Igus and illustrated by Michele Wood)
"Wood's vibrant paintings are based in historical detail, and resonate with emotion. The color choices, postures of the figures, as well as the expressions on their faces, reflect various aspects of African-American music; the pictures broadcast joy, innovation, and exuberance in the face of systematic oppression." --KIRKUS REVIEWS

GOING BACK HOME (written by Toyomi Igus and illustrated by Michele Wood)
"Through vivid, mosaiclike paintings, Wood skillfully depicts her African-American family, her rich heritage, and ethnic motifs. ... The full-page, full-color reproductions are arrestingly beautiful." --SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL