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My First Biography: Harriet Tubman by Marion Dane Bauer. Illustrated by Tammie Lyon. Harriet Tubman escaped from slavery. She vowed she would fight to free all slaves. Her perseverance inspired Americans to stand up for equality. With simple, lyrical text and bold, kid-friendly illustrations, these books will introduce amazing men and women who made history to the youngest readers and inspire them to follow their dreams.
Leif Eriksson by Shannon Knudsen, "As a young man growing up in Greenland, Leif Eriksson had heard stories about a land to the west across the Atlantic Ocean. One day, he gathered a crew and set off to explore the land himself."