Who Was Sojourner Truth? (Who Was?)

by Yona Zeldis McDonough (Author) Jim Eldridge (Illustrator)

Who Was Sojourner Truth? (Who Was?)
Reading Level: 4th – 5th Grade
Series: Who Was?
Almost 100 years before Rosa Parks refused to give up her bus seat, Sojourner Truth was mistreated by a streetcar conductor. She took him to court--and won! Before she was Sojourner Truth, she was known simply as Belle. Born a slave in New York sometime around 1797, she was later sold and separated from her family. Even after she escaped from slavery, she knew her work was not yet done. She changed her name and traveled, inspiring everyone she met and sharing her story until her death in 1883 at age eighty-six. In this easy-to-read biography, Yona Zeldis McDonough continues to share that remarkable story.
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Yona Zeldis McDonough

Yona Zeldis McDonough is the author of many books for children, including Sisters in Strength, Anne Frank, and Louisa: The Life of Louisa May Alcott. Ms. McDonough lives in Brooklyn, New York.

Jennifer Thermes is the author and illustrator of When I Was Built and Sam Bennett's New Shoes, which was a Bank Street College Best Children's Book. Her books as illustrator include the middle-grade novel Maggie & Oliver and The Iciest, Diciest, Scariest Sled Ride Ever! Jennifer also creates illustrated maps for magazine and book publishing clients.

Classification
Non-fiction
ISBN-13
9780448486789
Lexile Measure
600L
Guided Reading Level
R
Publisher
Penguin Workshop
Publication date
December 20, 2015
Series
Who Was?
BISAC categories
JNF007110 - Juvenile Nonfiction | Biography & Autobiography | Social Activists
JNF007020 - Juvenile Nonfiction | Biography & Autobiography | Historical
JNF007120 - Juvenile Nonfiction | Biography & Autobiography | Women
Library of Congress categories
Biographies
United States
Abolitionists
African American women
JUVENILE NONFICTION / Biography & Autobiograp
Truth, Sojourner
African American abolitionists
Social reformers

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