Monday, May 14, 2018

The Underground Abductor by Nathan Hale

The Underground Abductor
An Abolitionist Tale about Harriet Tubman  
(Nathan Hale's Hazardous Tales #5) 
Nathan Hale

About the book

Araminta Ross was born a slave in Delaware in the early 19th century. Slavery meant her family could be ripped apart at any time, and she could be put to work in dangerous places and for abusive people. But north of the Mason–Dixon line, slavery was illegal. If she could run away and make it north without being caught or killed, she'd be free.

Facing enormous danger, Araminta made it, and once free, she changed her name to Harriet Tubman. She spent the rest of her life helping slaves run away like she did, every time taking her life in her hands. History meets humor when Nathan Hale tells the tale of this incredible freedom fighter and the risks she took on the Underground Railroad. 

Author Nathan Hale Hazardous Tales Blog

Nathan Hale is an award winning children's book illustrator and author with a background in scientific and natural history illustration. Nathan has worked in natural history museum display, painting scientific murals for museums around the U.S. He studied illustration at Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle. He divides his time between picture books, natural history/educational illustration and graphic novels.

Nathan Hale's Underground Abductor Book Trailer

Read a sample of this book.

Vocabulary Activity

Writing about a new vocabulary word can help you understand the word.
  1. Choose at least 10 words you do not know as you read this book.
  2. Write the sentence from the novel that contains the vocabulary word and page number.
  3. What is the definition of the word?
  4. Can you use it in your own sentence?
  5. Explain how the word connects to the story. 
Make a MCBA vocabulary book of other words in this book and all the 
other MCBA books you read.

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