Only Passing Through : The Story of Sojourner Truth

Book Cover Only Passing Through : The Story of Sojourner Truth

Description

A powerful picture book biography of one of the abolitionist movement's most compelling voices. Sojourner Truth traveled the country in the latter half of the 19th century, speaking out against slavery. She told of a slave girl who was sold three times by age 13, who was beaten for not understanding her master's orders, who watched her parents die of cold and hunger when they could no longer work for their keep. Sojourner's simple yet powerful words helped people to understand the hideous truth about slavery. The story she told was her own. "Only Passing Through" is the inspiring story of how a woman, born a slave with no status or dignity, transformed herself into one of the most powerful voices of the abolitionist movement. Anne Rockwell combines her lifelong love of history with her well-known skill as a storyteller to create this simple, affecting portrait of an American icon.

Details

Author(s)
Anne F Rockwell, Gregory Christie, R Gregory Gregory Christie
For ages
12-17
Format
Hardback | 40 pages
Dimensions
221 x 284 x 11mm | 404g
Publication date
26 Dec 2000
Publisher
Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers
Publication City/Country
United States
Language
English
Illustrations note
FULL COLOR W/ SELF-ENDS
ISBN10
0679991867
ISBN13
9780679991861