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A Picture Book of Sojourner Truth (Picture Book Biography)

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An introduction to the life of the woman born into slavery who became a well-known abolitionist and crusader for the rights of African Americans in the United States.
Paperback, 32 pages
Published January 1st 1994 by Holiday House
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Alexandria Stephens
This story is a biographical picture book based on the life of Sojourner Truth. It seems as though Sojourner Truth is mentioned about in classrooms but rarely do they go into detail about her accomplishments. It's a subject that is touched on then educators move on. This story book begins with telling about Truth and her work as a slave. The book does touch on details that may be difficult to read to students depending on the age level. Sojourner Truth was beaten by the plantation owners before ...more
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Oct 31, 2012 Brittney Finck rated it really liked it
This is a biography based on Sojourner Truth. It begins with a brief background on Sojourner Truth, how she was a slave, how her name was Isabella until after she was free, and how she was beaten at nine by her owners. One day after finishing her work she ran away. She ran because a nine year promise of freedom had been broken.

This biography could be used as an introductory source to slavery, court cases in which African-Americans win lawsuits against white men, the Civil War, President Abraham
This book, part of David A. Adler's 'Picture Book Biography' series, is well-organized and full of facts concerning the life of one of American history's most important female orators & freedom fighters. A woman who met with two different presidents (Lincoln & Grant) as an elderly black woman born into slavery, is a must read for anyone who wishes to be informed of the diversity of the American experience.
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Oct 03, 2013 Tiffany Anderson rated it it was amazing
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My 6yr old nephew picked this out for me at the library! Glad he did, because unfortunately, it's the most I've ever learned about her. She needs more mentions in our school books, history lessons & society, in general.
I just can't help but wonder what she would have to say to all these people today! An amazing strong woman who didn't whine about life.
Nov 29, 2010 Natalie rated it liked it
This would be a good book for a read aloud for an elementary class. The pictures are great and the story of her life is portrayed well.
Danielle Wynn
Great book to read during Black History Month or in History! This book takes you through Sorjourner's life.
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Adler was born in New York City, New York. He graduated from Queens College in 1968 with a bachelor's degree in economics and education. For the next nine years, he worked as a mathematics teacher for the New York City Board of Education, while taking classes towards a master's degree in marketing, a degree he was awarded by New York University in 1971. In that same year, a question from his then- ...more
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