Ellen A. Donigan, Academic Intervention Teacher

“I am writing in support of the publishing of Beyond the Underground.  Harriet Tubman, Moses of Her People. I have listened with great interest and awe to Michele’s family stories over the years of our friendship.  The personal accounts by her mother are an aspect I am longing to read.  I was able to see the pictures from their trip to Africa, and hear of the discoveries they made. I teach in a primarily African-American school, and we have just celebrated African-American History Month.  We as a society are in such need for heroic stories.  I read Pinkney’s story Minty with one of my groups at school.  Harriet Tubman’s story is a real inspiration for our children, as well as adults.  How exciting it is that we have citizens who can share with us even more personal reflections about their family’s experiences!”

Site by Ashtian Holmes