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Sojourner Truth's Step-Stomp Stride by Andrea Davis Pinkney
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This book doesn't just tell the story of Sojourner's life, it captures her spirit and passion as she gives her famous "Ain't I a Woman?" speech. The author writes that she is "Big. Black. Beautiful. True." and goes on to beautifully describe Sojourner's truth. The book also includes White allies who helped Sojourner escape slavery. The back of the book has more information about Sojourner and a bibliography of other resources.

This could be a good companion read with Sojourner Truth--Ain't I a Woman by Patricia and Frederick McKissack. Or a strong study in women freedom fighters when paired with Moses: When Harriet Tubman Led Her People to Freedom by Carole Boston Weatherford and illustrated by Kadir Nelson.

The illustrations appear to be in watercolor and charcoal, in muted Autumn colors. This husband and wife team have created a great balance of art and history to tell this story.

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