Hazardous History Book Club – Week #5

Wednesday, August 19th 2020

3:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Join us for a virtual book club! We’ll discuss an entry in Nathan Hale’s Hazardous Tales every other Wednesday. We will meet using Zoom. Please register in advance and we will email you the login information on the day of the program. All titles in this series are available for download on Hoopla. Recommended for children age 10 to 14. 

Registration will open on Wednesday, July 15th by noon for Manheim Township and East Lampeter residents and on Friday, July 17th for residents of other municipalities.

This week we’ll discuss The Underground Abductor:Araminta Ross was born a slave in Delaware in the early 19th century. Slavery meant that her family could be ripped apart at any time, and that 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. Tubman spent the rest of her life helping slaves run away like she did, every time taking her life in her hands. Nathan Hale tells her incredible true-life story with the humor and sensitivity he’s shown in every one of the Hazardous Tales-perfect for reluctant readers and classroom discussions.

Cover Photo of The Underground Abductor