Sojourner Truth’s Step-Stomp Stride

Sojourner Truth’s Step-Stomp Stride, by Andrea Davis Pinkney & Brian Pinkney, published by Disney-Jump at the Sun Books. Sojourner Truth was as strong and tall as most men. She was Big, Black and so Beautiful. Born into slavery, Sojourner ran away as a young girl. She cherished her freedom and believed it should be granted to everyone. But didn't fight for it with her might fists, and she didn't stomp for it with her giant boots Sojourner spoke the truth, and struggled against injustice with her brave beautiful words. With illustrations that almost dance of the pages, this is a book about courage, freedom, the right to vote and the necessity of speaking out despite danger. There is a two page biographical section (with a picture of Sojourner)and a list of resources at the back of the book. Honor book for younger children, 2010.

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