History

Sojourner Truth’s Step-Stomp Stride By Andrea Davis Pinkney

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Back of Book: Born into slavery, Belle had to endure the cruelty of several masters before she escaped to freedom. But she knew she wouldn’t really be free unless she was helping to end injustice. That’s when she changed her name to Sojourner and began traveling across the country, demanding equal rights for black people and for women. Many people weren’t ready for her message, but Sojourner was brave, and her truth was powerful. And slowly, but surely as Sojourner’s step-stomp stride, America began to change.
My Review: This is an excellent story about slavery and one woman who fought to teach other people the truth about it. I realized that I didn’t know very much about Sojourner Truth. This book taught me about the amazing strong woman that changed the way woman were seen during that time period. Sojourner spent a lifetime fighting the injustices of slavery, and close minded thinking. She became famous for her speeches and ideas. This is a great addition to any slavery, Civil War, or great woman unit. The illustrations are eye catching and beautifully done. I can see this being a perfect book report story. I highly recommend this book.
Ages 6 and up
32 Pages

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