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NJ Best: Up Close with Megan Callea, Author of Our Legendary Ladies

NJ Best Interviews Megan Callea, Author of Our Legendary Ladies.

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Meet the Illustrator behind Our Legendary Ladies

Jennifer Howard puts so much time and consideration into every color and detail to ensure we are 100% faithful in telling the complete and accurate stories of these Legendary Ladies.

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What You Didn't Know About Harriet Tubman

The Underground Railroad was not underground...and other did you knows… It came to our attention, that although I had been elbows deep in Harriet Tubman books and articles...most people have not studied up on her since college, and some even before. Working with Dr. Kate Clifford Larson (who is an amazing person), I learned so much. Some of the things that I even believed as fact, were debunked. I learned so much during the process of making this book come to life. Here are a few things that blew my mind: The iconic Harriet Tubman with a lantern image is one of her biggest misconceptions. When you think about it, it actually does make sense. Sure, she had a lantern...

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Harriet Tubman: A Legendary Lady You Should Know

Harriet Tubman was one Legendary Lady…. When I started writing this children’s book, I did research, read a few books about the Underground Railroad, tinkered around on Google...and also caught a hilarious episode of Drunk History which highlighted Harriet Tubman’s time as a spy for the Union Army. I knew her basics from school,but I learned so much more throughout my research. This woman was amazing. First off, she was the first woman EVER to run armed expedition in a war. WHAT?! She created a tea to help soldiers when they were suffering from dysentery…AMAZING! She became a spy and a nurse for the Union army...Can I feel more inadequate!? And she worked tirelessly to promote women’s suffrage. All of...

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A Legendary Lady: Harriet Tubman

Let’s start celebrating the achievements and contributions of African-Americans to U.S. history a little early. Start introducing your children to some of the amazing people who have made huge impacts on our country, world, and society. One of the reasons I chose Harriet Tubman as my debut woman to highlight in Our Legendary Ladies series is the fact that she broke so many barriers. She was determined to change something that she saw that was terribly wrong. She was tough, amazing, brave, and everything I want my children to know they can be. She saw something going on in society that she knew was wrong and instead of sitting around she CHANGED it. Imagine back then, as a woman...and a...

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