A Picture Book of Sojourner Truth

A Picture Book of Sojourner Truth


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Discover the life story of one of American history's most imporant orators & freedom fighters.

Sojourner Truth was born into slavery 1797, and what she would learn and do during her lifetime would change the country. She was one of the first African-American women in the United States to win a lawsuit against a white man. She traveled the country speaking out against slavery and racist injustice, and for her efforts she met and talked with two different presidents. Introduce young readers to a remarkable story of a woman who always believed there was more work to be done.

For almost thirty years, David Adler's Picture Book Biography series has profiled famous people who changed the world. Colorful, kid-friendly illustrations combine with Adler's "expert mixtures of facts and personality" (Booklist) to introduce young readers to history through compelling biographies of presidents, heroes, inventors, explorers, and adventurers. These books are ideal for first and second graders interested in history or who need reliable sources for school book reports.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780823412624
Publisher: Holiday House
Publication date: 01/01/1994
Edition description: Illustrate
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 458,627
Product dimensions: 9.52(w) x 7.97(h) x 0.13(d)
Lexile: AD910L (what's this?)
Age Range: 4 - 8 Years

About the Author

David A. Adler is the author of more than 200 picture books for children, including biographies, math books, and mysteries for children. His strong interest in history and biography led to his bestselling Picture Book Biography series. He lives in New York State with his wife and family.

Gershom Griffith was born in Barbados, West Indies, and moved to Brooklyn, New York, when he was eleven years old. He attended the High School of Art and Design and the Art Students League of New York. He lives in Marietta, Georgia.

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nnicolic on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This book is a picture book about Sojourner Truth. Sojourner was born into slavery; her original name was Isabella, but when she became free, she named herself Sojourner Truth. She was a slave for many masters and could speak Low Dutch and English. She later joined a religious community called the "Kingdom of God." While in that community, she was falsely accused of poisoning the group's leader. So, she left for New York where she worked as a servant and to begin preaching the Gospel. She also preach on evils of slavery and women's rights. She requested free slaves should be given land, because although they were free, they were still in poverty. She one of many who began the struggle for equal rights. this biography shows how a slave women can rise up out of her oppression and help to overcome what is inhumane. I enjoyed this book and her close relationship with God. This is definitely a great book to read during Black History month.
PaigeCostella on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
An easy to read picture book on the life of Sojourner Truth, born as Isabella. This book tells about her life as a young child and her life as a slave. She had fought to end slavery and segregation. She had traveled the world preaching to people about God and slavery and segregation. Although she had died before she fulfilled all her dreams, she will always be known for what she had done. This would be good to read about slavery and segregation in a history class.
annikasmith on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
The setting in this book was very important to the story. It was set in the years from 1797-1883 in the United States. These years are important in the story of slavery in America. These years were during which slavery was legal and being fought to illegalize. This setting made the retelling of Sojourner Truth¿s life story much more inspiring. She was a slave and won her freedom and two court cases, and traveled the country speaking about her beliefs and life. These life accomplishments mean so much more considering the time and the place. This is an excellent example of a biography. It tells the life events of an actual person¿s life. There is accurate and detailed information about Sojourner Truth¿s life. It uses plot and setting to keep the reader¿s interest to tell Sojourner¿s life story. Art media: oil paintsAppropriate Age: intermediate