Harriet (2019) – Comprehensive Review

Transfiguring Adoption’s Overview:

As a work of art this film was absolutely amazing from start to finish. The acting in particular was incredible, with each character being very well cast and delivering outstanding performances. I would not be surprised if the film ends up taking home several Academy Awards. Throughout the movie Harriet Tubman is portrayed as an incredibly inspiring historical figure and is an empowering role model for young girls, especially young girls of color. She overcame significant trauma and went on to become a strong and important hero of the Civil War, not only leading numerous other slaves to their freedom but also leading soldiers in several battles and to this day is one of the few women to ever have done so in the United States.

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About the Author: Jenn Ehlers

Jenn is a central Virginia native who received her BA in Psychology from the University of Virginia in 2012. Since then she has worked for a local mental health agency and the Department of Social Services in various capacities and has been involved in her community’s efforts to create a Trauma Informed Network. Currently Jenn works in vocational rehab and mentors youth in foster care. When she isn’t working, Jenn enjoys writing stories, anything and everything Harry Potter, and spending time with her niece and nephew.

**Transfiguring Adoption is a nonprofit organization seeking to nurture growth in foster and adoptive families by giving a HOOT about their families. Transfiguring Adoption does not intend for its reviewers nor its review to be professional, medical or legal advice. These reviews and discussion guides are intended to help parents to better be able to connect and understand their children who come from traumatic backgrounds.

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