The Story of Sojourner Truth: An Inspiring Biography for Young Readers (The Story of: Inspiring Biographies for Young Readers) (Hardcover)

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The Story of Sojourner Truth: An Inspiring Biography for Young Readers (The Story of: Inspiring Biographies for Young Readers) (Hardcover)


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Discover the life of Sojourner Truth—a story about being bold and brave for kids ages 6 to 9

Sojourner Truth, born Isabella Baumfree, was one of the most important leaders in the anti-slavery movement. Before she fought for freedom and changed American history, she was a young enslaved girl who wanted a better life for herself and for all Black people. She overcame many incredible challenges as she bravely stood up for equality and justice. This chapter book for young readers explores how Sojourner escaped slavery to become one of America's greatest champions for human rights.
  • Independent reading—This Sojourner Truth biography is broken down into short chapters and simple language so kids 6 to 9 can read and learn on their own.
  • Critical thinking—Kids will learn the Who, What, Where, When, Why, and How of Sojourner's life, find definitions of new words, discussion questions, and more.
  • A lasting legacy—Find out how Sojourner made the world a more equal place for future generations in this African American history book for kids.

How will Sojourner's fierce determination and unstoppable spirit inspire you?

Discover activists, artists, and athletes, and more from all across history with the rest of The Story Of series - including famous figures like Simone Biles, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Abraham Lincoln, Fred Rogers, and Jane Goodall.
ANITA CRAWFORD CLARK is a writer and illustrator of fiction and nonfiction books for children. Connect with her on Twitter @AnitaLClark or Instagram @AnitasFavPics, or visit her website,
Product Details ISBN: 9798886509540
Publisher: Callisto Kids
Publication Date: January 16th, 2024
Pages: 64
Language: English
Series: The Story of: Inspiring Biographies for Young Readers
". . . sidebars that invite readers to respond personally to significant incidents or character traits will help hold readers’ interest . . . to spark further engagement, a quiz and a set of discussion questions follow the pithy closing analysis of Sojourner’s legacy." — Kirkus Reviews

"Anita Crawford Clark is one of those shepherds of wisdom who uses her inviting writing style to provide educators with beautifully organized resources that illuminate stories of African American history. Definitely something parents/guardians, educators, and young readers can hold together as a shared learning experience!" — Tunisha Singleton, Ph.D., Media and Communications Strategy/Innovation & Cultural Insights

"A brilliant chapter book biography of a worthy historical figure. It reveals so much of U.S. History and Sojourner Truth's life story. This book is a must for homes, and for community and elementary libraries everywhere." — Dr. Kimberly A. Gordon Biddle, Educator and Author, Emeritus Professor of Child and Adolescent Development

"Anita Crawford Clark demonstrates a remarkable blend of poignancy and eloquence. Notably, the text features a series of thought-provoking discussion questions, strategically designed to facilitate active engagement among children, parents, and educators. This participatory approach not only enhances reading comprehension but also bolsters the confidence of young readers. These elements collectively contribute to a valuable educational resource for young learners that I highly recommend." — Susan Arriaga, Private School Principal and Curriculum Specialist