Who Was Sojourner Truth?

by Yona Zeldis McDonough illustrated by Jim Eldridge


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Almost 100 years before Rosa Parks refused to give up her bus seat, Sojourner Truth worked to integrate the streetcars of New York City.

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Accessible Biography for Young Readers, Making History Come Alive, Talking About Human Rights and Equality, Lively Cartoon-Style Illustrations

Topics and Themes:
Slavery, Women’s Rights, Abolitionism, Suffragette Movement, Integration, New York, Civil War

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Before she was Sojourner Truth, she was known as Isabella. Born a slave in New York sometime around 1797, she was later sold and separated from her family. Even after she escaped from slavery, she knew her work was not yet done. She traveled and inspired everyone she met, sharing her story until her death in 1883 at age 86.
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    • Grades: 3 - 5
    • Ages: 8 - 11
  • Product Type: Book
  • Page Count: 112 pages
  • Dimensions: 5 1/4" x 7 5/8"
  • Language: English
  • ISBN 13: 978-1-338-03875-0