Sojourner Truth's Step-Stomp Stride
Illustrated By: Brian Pinkney
Stock No: WW868076
Sojourner Truth's Step-Stomp Stride   -     By: Andrea Davis Pinkney
    Illustrated By: Brian Pinkney

Sojourner Truth's Step-Stomp Stride

Illustrated By: Brian Pinkney
Hyperion / 2009 / Hardcover

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Beautifully illustrated, this biography picture book tells the amazing story of freed slave Sojourner Truth. Learn about her birth into slavery, being sold away from her parents at the age of 9, and her run for freedom. Discover the amazing stand that Sojourner Truth took as she campaigned for equal rights for black people and women. Featuring excerpts from her famous 'Ain't I a woman?' speech; Recommended for ages 5-9.

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Title: Sojourner Truth's Step-Stomp Stride
By: Andrea Davis Pinkney
Illustrated By: Brian Pinkney
Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 32
Vendor: Hyperion
Publication Date: 2009
Dimensions: 11.2 X 8.8 X .4 (inches)
Weight: 14 ounces
ISBN: 0786807679
ISBN-13: 9780786807673
Ages: 5-9
Stock No: WW868076

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Publisher's Description

Born into slavery, Belle had to endure the cruelty of several masters before she escaped to freedom. But she knew she wouldn't really be free unless she was helping to end injustice. That's when she changed her name to Sojourner and began traveling across the country, demanding equal rights for black people and for women. Many people weren't ready for her message, but Sojourner was brave, and her truth was powerful. And slowly, but surely as Sojourner's step-stomp stride, America began to change.

Author Bio

Andrea Davis Pinkney and Brian Pinkney have collaborated on several award-winning picture books, including Duke Ellington: The Piano Prince and His Orchestra and Ella Fitzgerald: The Tale of a Vocal Virtuosa. They live in Brooklyn, New York.


Brian Pinkney is the illustrator of many acclaimed books for children, including the Caldecott Honor Books Duke Ellington and The Faithful Friend, and the Coretta Scott King Award winner In the Time of the Drums.

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