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When Harriet Met Sojourner (edition 2007)

by Catherine Clinton, Shane W. Evans (Illustrator)

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Title:When Harriet Met Sojourner
Authors:Catherine Clinton
Other authors:Shane W. Evans (Illustrator)
Info:Katherine Tegen Books (2007), Edition: First Edition, Hardcover, 32 pages
Collections:Your library
Tags:Non Fiction, Slavery, Freedom, History

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When Harriet Met Sojourner by Catherine Clinton



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The book was about two people that experience slavery. Harriet and Sojourner are the two main characters. The book begins with a the little history background of Harriet's life in the Sojourner's life. Towards the end of the book the two famous figures finally meet. Even though it wasn't fully recorded what exactly was said you know that they had lots in common. These two characters escaped slavery to ultimate freedom.

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The story was amazing. It tells you how rough they had it and what it took for them to have their freedom. Illustrations in the book were wonderful and showed what happened during that time. The story really reminds you how much freedom we have today.

Classroom extension
1. The students can write a letter to either Harriet or Sojourner and ask them questions about their journey to freedom.
2. After reading the book to the class the teacher then can dive into a more specific topic about either the underground railroad or other famous figures of that time. ( )
  Kim_Riedmann12 | Apr 15, 2015 |
This is the story of Harriet Tubman and Sojourner Truth and how their paths crossed. It shows the struggle that both women and their families endured, and how they broke the chains of slavery and stood up for what’s right. Harriet was helping slaves flee to the north with the Underground Railroad, and Sojourner with her speeches on slavery and emancipation. The two women met in Boston in 1871, and although no one documented their chat, it must have been amazing!
Personal Reaction
This is a great book helping to show a more positive side of that time. It also helps to elaborate on things that are already being taught.
Classroom Extension
1. Make a freedom quilt together.
2. Also read about Harriet and the Underground Railroad.
  mnahardiman | Nov 11, 2014 |
This book is a true story about to women who were born slaves but died free and hero’s to many. The book narrates the lives of Harriet Tubman and Sojourner Truth. Both women were born slaves but found their own ways to gain freedom. Truth went on to become an advocate for the rights of blacks and women. Tubman fled slavery and returned to the south many times to help other slaves make it to freedom. After the civil war Truth and Tubman met, because there were no notes about their meeting the writers of the book could only spectate on their meeting.

This is a great book about strong African Americans in history. This gives a positive message to black children and educates children of different races about history. This would be a great book to introduce a unit on the civil war.

1.) Use this book to introduce a unit on slavery or the civil war.

2.) Have an open discussion about slavery.
  MisMary | Apr 1, 2013 |
Summary: This is a biography about two African American women who grew up in slavery. Harriet Tubman and Sojourner Truth both had a heart of courage and strength empowering them to fight for their freedom. After witnessing the evils of slavery, they dedicated their lives to help others receive their freedom also. Harriet Tubman was part of the underground railroad, and Sojourner Truth was a strong and tall speaker who preached and lectured about the rights of an African American. After meeting, they aren't sure if they would see each other ever again, but deep in their hearts they knew that they would never forget each other.

Personal Reaction: I really like this story and think it is great for children. I personally love biographies and this story was written so that a young student would be able to easily understand.

Classroom Extension Ideas:
A. This story can be told during a time when the teacher is explaining about slavery and how it was abolished.
B. This can also be told when the teacher is explaining some main people who were against slavery and helped abolish it. ( )
  eg5274 | Mar 28, 2013 |
Summary: This book is about when Harriet Tubman met Sojourner. This book also tells about how they made their way to freedom from slavery. It is basically the story of Harriet Tubman.

Personal Reaction: I liked this story and thought it was really neat. It really taught me more about Harriet Tubman that I did not know.

Classroom Extension: I would use this book for Black History Month, so that kids can learn about all the things that happened. You could also use this as a history lesson about Harriet Tubman.
  Jenuhsis | Dec 6, 2012 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0060504250, Hardcover)

Two women with similar backgrounds. Both slaves; both fiercely independent. Both great, in different ways.

Harriet Tubman: brave pioneer who led her fellow slaves to freedom, larger than life . . . yearning to be free.

Sojourner Truth: strong woman who spoke up for African American rights, tall as a tree . . . yearning to be free.

One day in 1864, the lives of these two women came together. When Harriet Met Sojourner is a portrait of these two remarkable women, from their inauspicious beginnings to their pivotal roles in the battle for America's future.

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Despite their overlapping work, Sojourner Truth and Harriet Tubman only met one time, and their conversation was not recorded, but this biography of two powerful civil rights leaders imagines what may have happened during their encounter in Boston in 1864.… (more)

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