Like other enslaved African-American children, young Harriet Tubman had to work hard. In her master’s orchard, she spent long hours picking the juicy apples she loved but was forbidden to eat. When she was grown, she made her escape to the North. Then, repeatedly risking her life, she returned to lead many other African-Americans to freedom. Many people know about Harriet Tubman’s courage and daring. But few know about her love for apples, and the freedom they symbolized. Glennette Tilley Turner learned this previously untold story from Harriet Tubman’s great-niece.