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Sojourner Truth

Illustrated by Lenny Wooden


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About The Book

Get to know the activist Sojourner Truth in this middle grade nonfiction biography of her early years!

Sojourner Truth was born into slavery under the name Isabella Bomfree. As an adult she gained freedom for herself and two of her children, then began working as a minister and renamed herself Sojourner Truth. She became an active abolitionist and women’s rights activists, giving many influential talks including her famous “Ain’t I A Woman?” speech.

This book is laced with numerous illustrations, and the back of the book includes a timeline, questions, activities, and a glossary, making it the perfect addition to a classroom or home school setting. Perfect for emerging readers, the Childhood of Famous Americans series illustrates the incredible true stories of great Americans.

About The Author

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Kathleen Kudlinski was born in Pennsylvania. When she grew up, she studied art and biology at the University of Maine. She became a science teacher, but when she stopped teaching, she tried writing. She is the author of books about Rosa Parks, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Dr. Seuss, and many more.

About The Illustrator

A Simon & Schuster illustrator.

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