Monday, December 7, 2009

Sojourner Truth’s Step-Stomp Stride by Andrea Pinkney

Pinkney, Andrea Davis and Brian Pinkney Sojourner Truth’s Step-Stomp Stride. Jump at the Sun (Disney), 2009. $16.99. PICTURE BOOK. Belle was born a slave and sold to several masters before she was full grown. After her last master broke his promises, she ran to freedom and with a little help, found a place for herself. She renamed herself Sojourner Turth to help her remember her mission to travel far and always speak her mind. The Pinkney’s have put together a short, but powerful, book about the life of this mighty woman. What a wonderful addition to a collection about heroic women, the purpose behind the Civil War or an introduction to slavery and civil rights. EL, MS – ADVISABLE. Cindy, Library-Teacher

1 comment:

Shannon O'Donnell said...

This book looks fabulous! I love the Pinkney's - Andrea, Brian, Jerry... :)