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A Picture Book of Sojourner Truth

A Picture Book of Sojourner Truth

Illustrated by Gershom Griffith


A Picture Book of Sojourner Truth

About the Book

Discover the life story of one of American history's most imporant orators & freedom fighters.

Sojourner Truth was born into slavery 1797, and what she would learn and do during her lifetime would change the country. She was one of the first African-American women in the United States to win a lawsuit against a white man. She traveled the country speaking out against slavery and racist injustice, and for her efforts she met and talked with two different presidents. Introduce young readers to a remarkable story of a woman who always believed there was more work to be done.

For almost thirty years, David Adler's Picture Book Biography series has profiled famous people who changed the world. Colorful, kid-friendly illustrations combine with Adler's "expert mixtures of facts and personality" (Booklist) to introduce young readers to history through compelling biographies of presidents, heroes, inventors, explorers, and adventurers. These books are ideal for first and second graders interested in history or who need reliable sources for school book reports.

Product Details

On sale: January 1, 1994
Age: 4-8 years
Grade: Preschool - 3
Page count: 32 Pages
ISBN: 9780823412624
Reading level: Lexile: AD910L | Fountas/Pinnell: P

Author Bio

David A. Adler is the author of more than 200 picture books for children, including biographies, math books, and mysteries for children. His strong interest in history and biography led to his bestselling Picture Book Biography series. He lives in New York State with his wife and family.

Gershom Griffith was born in Barbados, West Indies, and moved to Brooklyn, New York, when he was eleven years old. He attended the High School of Art and Design and the Art Students League of New York. He lives in Marietta, Georgia.