The 14th Noyes Children’s Library Foundation StoryWalk honors Harriet Tubman and features Lesa Cline-Ransome’s book, Before She Was Harriet.
In partnership with Montgomery Parks, the library foundation has put the book on panels that are placed throughout Woodlawn Manor Cultural Park, 16501 Norwood Road in Sandy Spring until July 3. This park is thought to be part of the Underground Railroad.
Visitors to Woodlawn Manor Cultural Park on June 18 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and June 19 from noon to 4 p.m. can walk while reading the book and then pick up a take-home activity while supplies last at the visitor’s center.
Before She Was Harriet explores the life of Tubman, beginning as an older woman and moving backwards. It talks about Tubman as a suffragist, boatman ferrying slaves across the Combahee River, a Union spy, a nurse to soldiers, a person who helped her parents flee slavery, a conductor on the Underground Railroad and her days as a slave.
Crafts and other resources are available through the foundation.
Participants can share their selfie photos or a picture of their completed craft on the Noyes Children’s Library Facebook page. Just post to Facebook and tag the Noyes Children’s Library Foundation or post to Instagram and tag @makemorenoyes.