The amazing story of Harriet Tubman. Born a slave in the Deep South of the US, she escaped via the Underground Railroad to the north, then went back and helped some 70 more slaves to escape, at great personal risk. She worked as a nurse for the Northern side in the Civil War and was also the first woman to lead an armed assault in that war, in a raid rescuing some 700 slaves. After the war she fought for the right of women to vote. Denied proper pay, pension or recognition for most of her life, she was buried with military honours and is now recognised as a great American hero.
Deborah Chancellor is a children's writer of fiction and non-fiction. She has written extensively for a variety of publishers, and has been translated into several languages. To date, Deborah has written over seventy children's books. She enjoys the challenge of communicating complex material in a clear and inspiring way, for a new generation of readers. Deborah trained as a primary teacher before becoming a children's book editor at Dorling Kindersley. Now a full-time writer, she has spoken at book festivals, and held workshops at school literacy events. She lives near Cambridge with her husband and three children.