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Sojourner Truth's Step-Stomp Stride

by Andrea Davis Pinkney

Other authors: Brian Pinkney (Illustrator)

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Sojourner Truth was born into slavery, but became a free woman. Freedom meant so much to Sojourner, she used the power of speech to help end slavery.



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This book is about the life of Isabella “Belle”. She very strong and her Master promised her freedom if she worked hard. Unfortunately, he didn’t and she was freed in another way. Belle wanted others to be free just like her. She changed her name to Sojourner Truth and helped to free a plethora of people. She spoke and traveled around to free people using her step, stomp, and stride. ( )
  JazHall123 | Apr 26, 2019 |
Informative children's book on Sojourner Truth, who was born a slave and was sold away from her parents when she was nine. A great book showing Sojourner's point of view and her hard life of being a runaway slave. She decided to speak up for others and work with her friend who was an abolitionist. It showed the hard but inspiring life of an enslaved woman who became an icon. ( )
  aferrara | Jan 23, 2019 |
This book is a great way not only to discuss the life of Sojourner Truth, but also to present her famous "Ain't I a Woman" speech in an easy-to-read way. It is an excellent story about one woman's determination to rise above the norms and stereotypes of the time and stand up for what she knew was right.
  erindunton | Sep 7, 2016 |
"Big. Black. Beautiful. True. That was Sojourner." This quote, found on the very first page, sums up Sojourner Truth. She was born into slavery, taken from her mother and father, sold to another master, and worked very hard to be freed. She finally got her wish, changed her name, and then worked even hard to spread her story and speak of the hardships she faced. Sojourner Truth was known for "telling it like it was." Throughout her journey she was able to publish a book "The Narrative of Sojourner Truth: A Northern Slave" which from that point on, never left her side. She often spoke of diversity and believed that women should share the same rights as men. Afterall, nobody ever helped her into a carriage and ain't she a woman? ( )
  jmistret | Jan 19, 2016 |
This historical fiction story of Sojourner Truth provides a good recall of the history of slavery and touches on points of how difficult is was for slaves to be freed, how the masters were not all together truthful, but points out that there were good people who wanted to help out the slaves and shows how Sojourner was able to be freed and speak on behalf of justice.
  CatherineJoseph | Nov 21, 2015 |
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