So Tall Within: Sojourner Truth's Long Walk Toward Freedom

So Tall Within: Sojourner Truth's Long Walk Toward Freedom


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From celebrated author Gary D. Schmidt comes a picture book biography of a giant in the struggle for civil rights, perfectly pitched for readers today.

Sojourner Truth was born into slavery but possessed a mind and a vision that knew no bounds. So Tall Within traces her life from her painful childhood through her remarkable emancipation to her incredible leadership in the movement for rights for both women and African Americans. Her story is told with lyricism and pathos by Gary D. Schmidt, one of the most celebrated writers for children in the twenty-first century, and brought to life by award winning and fine artist Daniel Minter. This combination of talent is just right for introducing this legendary figure to a new generation of children.

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ISBN-13: 9781626728721
Publisher: Roaring Brook Press
Publication date: 09/25/2018
Pages: 48
Sales rank: 361,241
Product dimensions: 8.35(w) x 11.31(h) x 0.38(d)
Age Range: 4 - 8 Years

About the Author

Gary D. Schmidt is the author of more than fifteen books for children and young adults including Lizzie Bright and the Buckminster Boy, which received both a Newbery Honor and a Printz Honor, and The Wednesday Wars, which received a Newbery Honor. He lives in Alto, Michigan.

Daniel Minter has illustrated a dozen books for children including Ellen’s Broom, which received a Coretta Scott King Illustration Honor. He lives in Portland, Maine.

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