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Sojourner Truth : ain't I a woman?

by McKissack, Pat, 1944-2017

Format: Print Book 1992
Availability: Available at 7 Libraries 7 of 7 copies
Available (6)
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Braddock Carnegie Library Juvenile Non Fiction J 92 TRU
Location  Braddock Carnegie Library
Collection  Juvenile Non Fiction
Call Number  J 92 TRU
Carnegie Free Library of Swissvale Biography J B Tru
Location  Carnegie Free Library of Swissvale
Collection  Biography
Call Number  J B Tru
Carnegie Library of McKeesport Children Biography J B T777m
Location  Carnegie Library of McKeesport
Collection  Children Biography
Call Number  J B T777m
Carnegie Library of McKeesport - Duquesne Biography J B TRUTH
Location  Carnegie Library of McKeesport - Duquesne
Collection  Biography
Call Number  J B TRUTH
Mt. Lebanon Public Library Children's Non-Fiction j 92T TRUTH Mck
Location  Mt. Lebanon Public Library
Collection  Children's Non-Fiction
Call Number  j 92T TRUTH Mck
Northland Public Library Children's Biography J B TRUTH
Location  Northland Public Library
Collection  Children's Biography
Call Number  J B TRUTH
Noncirculating (1)
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CLP - Main Library First Floor Children's Department - Special Collections rj E185.97.T8 M38 1992
Location  CLP - Main Library
Collection  First Floor Children's Department - Special Collections
Call Number  rj E185.97.T8 M38 1992
Published to coincide with African-American History Month, here is the stirring, award-winning biography of Sojourner Truth--preacher, abolitionist, and activist for the rights of African-Americans and women. A rich profile.--School Library Journal. A 1993 Coretta Scott King Honor Book.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Gr. 5-8. Born a slave in the North and sold on the auction block, Sojourner Truth became a leading abolitionist and feminist, a speaker of wit and wisdom who drew on her own experience to fight against human suffering. Standing six feet tall and dressed in black, she stirred audiences across the country and spoke with presidents. Illiterate, she dictated her autobiography, Narrative of Sojourner Truth: A Northern Slave, in 1850, editing and updating it several times. The McKissacks (who won the Coretta Scott King Award for A Long Hard Journey: The Story of the Pullman Porter [BKL S 15 89]) draw on Sojourner Truth's Narrative, and they integrate her personal story with a general history of slavery, resistance, and the leading figures in the abolitionist movement. The style is straightforward, but it's the dramatic quotes from Sojourner Truth herself that grab you. Readers will be stirred by her speeches (including the famous one with the refrain "And ain't I a woman?"). They'll also love her fierce one-liners: "No more scars and stripes," she said, "just stars and stripes for all God's children." Includes a bibliography, but no notes; many black-and-white photos to come. ~--Hazel Rochman"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "This work by the authors of A Long Hard Journey--The Story of the Pullman Porter is a great deal more than a biography of a remarkable woman. The forceful narrative also offers a startling portrayal of a pivotal yet appalling era in American history. Born a slave in Ulster County, N.Y., in 1797, ``Hardenbergh's Belle'' (so named after her first owner) had been bought and sold by several masters by the time she was a teenager. In 1826, betrayed by an owner who reneged on his promise to free her if she ``worked extra hard,'' Belle made the first of many intrepid moves, and escaped with her youngest child. After living for some time in New York City, in 1843 the deeply religious woman followed what she interpreted as a directive from God and, assuming the name of Sojourner Truth, went off ``to do the Lord's work.'' For the rest of her long life, the indefatigable abolitionist and feminist journeyed from one state to another, delivering her impressively articulate message at anti-slavery and women's rights conventions--often to hostile, jeering audiences. The authors' meticulously researched account describes Truth's relationships with such noted figures as William Lloyd Garrison, Frederick Douglass, Harriet Beecher Stowe and Abraham Lincoln, underscoring the book's value as a chronicle of not just one, but many courageous individuals' battles against injustice. Ages 8-12. (Nov.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
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Additional Information
Subjects Truth, Sojourner, -- 1799-1883 -- Juvenile literature.
Truth, Sojourner, -- -1883.
Social reformers -- United States -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Abolitionists -- United States -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
African Americans -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
African Americans -- Biography.
Publisher New York :Scholastic,1992
Contributors McKissack, Fredrick.
Language English
Awards Coretta Scott King Honor Book, author, 1993
Description 186 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN 9780590446914
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