So Tall Within: Sojourner Truth's Long Walk Toward Freedom

By SCHMIDT, Gary D.

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ISBN
9781626728721
Publisher
Roaring Brook


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School Library Journal

Reviewed on August 1, 2018  |  Elementry

Gr 1–4—Focusing on the impact of slavery on Sojourner Truth's life and her ongoing fight to end the institution, Schmidt and Minter choose a lyrical and evocative approach to her story. Readers learn about the hardships and cruelty she endured under various masters before her walk to freedom and her legal battle to regain custody of her son. Schmidt incorporates the woman's own words as he recounts her anti-slavery speeches to crowds and her meeting with President Lincoln as she walked thousands of miles to advocate for ...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Magazine

Reviewed on September 1, 2018

This hauntingly beautiful and uncompromisingly direct picture-book biography takes larger-than-life figure Sojourner Truth (1797?-1883) from childhood to old age, focusing on her acts of courage at a time when black Americans had few legal rights. Schmidt's primary narrative tells, as one instance, of the woman confronting her former master to demand the return of her five-year-old son, Peter, who had been sold illegally; the...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Guide

Reviewed on March 1, 2019

Schmidt's hauntingly beautiful, uncompromisingly direct picture-book biography takes larger-than-life figure Sojourner Truth (1797? 1883) fro...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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