Title: Wanted Dead or AliveWanted-Dead-or-Alive
Author: Ann McGovern
Pages: 62
Recommended Ages: 8-12
Star Rating: ★★★★

I’ve already overviewed Harriet Tubman’s life in my review of Harriet Tubman, so I will not here enter into another account. I will only note that Harriet Tubman was written for an older audience than “Wanted Dead or Alive” and thus includes more details of Harriet’s life. “Wanted Dead or Alive” also barely touched on Harriet’s life after the war but focuses more on her exciting exploits during it.


Instead of glossing over Harriet’s deep religious sense, Ms. McGovern depicts Harriet as praying and praising God in several different instances.

Lies are told to save lives.

Conclusion. A solid account that will fire your children’s imaginations and give them a greater interest in the effort to end slavery.

Review © 2013 Laura Verret

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