Only Passing Through: The Story of Sojourner Truth
Anne Rockwell (A) and R. Gregory Christie (ILT)
List Price: $7.99 (Paperback - Biography / African American Hisotry / Abolitionist / Women Rights - 2002)
Description: Powerful picture book biography of one of the abolitionist movement most compelling voices.
Sojourner Truth traveled the country in the latter half of the 19th century, speaking out against slavery. She told of a slave girl who was sold three times by age 13, who was beaten for not understanding her master orders, who watched her parents die of cold and hunger when they could no longer work for their keep. Sojourner simple yet powerful words helped people to understand the hideous truth about slavery. The story she told was her own.
Only Passing Through is the inspiring story of how a woman, born a slave with no status or dignity, transformed herself into one of the most powerful voices of the abolitionist movement. Anne Rockwell combines her lifelong love of history with her well-known skill as a storyteller to create this simple, affecting portrait of an American icon. (40 pgs) Ages 6-9
Ashay says, "Sojourner Truth's story is an important n African American history. We have to keep in mind what she accomplished during a time when black people did not have any rights. She was a courageous and fearless leader in every way. Everyone respected her at a time when white women alsonwere struggling fortheir own respect. Must have for the classroom and library."
Product Dimensions: 11.1 x 0.2 x 8.5 inches
Shipping Weight: 6.4 ounces