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Only Passing Through: The Story of Sojourner Truth

by Anne Rockwell

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This book was a great read! Not only did I learn so much about the hardships of Sojourner's life, but I also learned how she really made a difference in the lives of millions of people. She also made a difference in her own life which in the end most likely saved her life. She was an amazing woman with an amazing message of perseverance and equality and I think this would be a great book to share with future students about people making a difference by going for their dreams. ( )
  LauraMcQueen | Feb 13, 2013 |
Respect and admiration for Truth is evident throughout this extensively developed and powerfully illustrated tale of American history and culture. Read, again and again: Use for creatively-derived research. ( )
  manich01 | Jul 11, 2012 |
"Only Passing Through: The Story of Sojourner Truth" by Anne Rockwell would be a great teaching tool. The illustrations are interesting and symbolic. They are nice contrast to the writing which at times is somewhat bland. This book could be read aloud to young children or given to older children to read to themselves. ( )
  abruser | Apr 16, 2012 |
Sourjourner Truth (Isabella), sold into salavery at age 9, she grew up determined to fight slavery. Born 1797 she became a messenger and preacher of civil right. appropriate for ages 4-8.
  VirginiaWrenn | Dec 17, 2010 |
Only Passing Through by Anne F. Rockwell

Sojouner Truth traveled the country in the latter half of the 19th century as one of the most powerful voices speaking out against slavery. Through her own story, Sojourner helped people understand the hideous truth about slavery.

This is a story of a woman who was born a slave with no rights, anf tranformed herself into one of the most powerful person during the abolitionist movement.

Have students research to find more information about Sojouner .

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Born in 1797, and sold three times by the time she was 13 (and beaten many more times), a tall young slave girl named Isabella grew in her determination to fight the evils of slavery and speak for human rights. At the age of 46, having been a free woman for 17 years, Isabella woke from a dream telling her she must travel the country, conveying to people what it meant to be a slave. On that day, Isabella renamed herself.

"It was as though the life she'd known up till then belonged to someone else. A new one was beginning. The old life had become a tale to tell, a story to bring freedom to others. Her old name belonged to her old life. From that day on, she was never called Isabella again. Her name was Sojourner Truth."
Anne Rockwell's picture-book biography of the legendary and powerful messenger of civil rights rings with authority and dignity, matched by Gregory Christie's full-page impressionistic paintings featuring Truth's symbolically outsized head and hands, and striking perspectives of both slaves and slave owners. Awash with rich color, Christie's images will linger long with readers, as will Rockwell's description of Sojourner Truth singing in the face of enraged, drunken antiabolitionists. The author includes a historical note and a 19th century timeline for further context. Rockwell is the noted author of more than 100 books for children, and Christie was the recipient of the Coretta Scott King Honor for his illustrations in The Palm of My Heart. (Ages 8 to 12) --Emilie Coulter

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An illustrated biography of nineteenth-century abolitionist Sojourner Truth, who was born into slavery and fought for the rights of African-Americans and women.

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