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Synopsis: A powerful picture book biography of one of the abolitionist movement's most compelling voices.
Sojourner Truth traveled the country in the latter half of the 19th century, speaking out against slavery. She told of a slave girl who was sold three times by age 13, who was beaten for not understanding her master's orders, who watched her parents die of cold and hunger when they could no longer work for their keep. Sojourner's simple yet powerful words helped people to understand the hideous truth about slavery. The story she told was her own.
Only Passing Through is the inspiring story of how a woman, born a slave with no status or dignity, transformed herself into one of the most powerful voices of the abolitionist movement. Anne Rockwell combines her lifelong love of history with her well-known skill as a storyteller to create this simple, affecting portrait of an American icon.
Review: Born in 1797, and sold three times by the time she was 13 (and beaten many more times), a tall young slave girl named Isabella grew in her determination to fight the evils of slavery and speak for human rights. At the age of 46, having been a free woman for 17 years, Isabella woke from a dream telling her she must travel the country, conveying to people what it meant to be a slave. On that day, Isabella renamed herself.
"It was as though the life she'd known up till then belonged to someone else. A new one was beginning. The old life had become a tale to tell, a story to bring freedom to others. Her old name belonged to her old life. From that day on, she was never called Isabella again. Her name was Sojourner Truth."Anne Rockwell's picture-book biography of the legendary and powerful messenger of civil rights rings with authority and dignity, matched by Gregory Christie's full-page impressionistic paintings featuring Truth's symbolically outsized head and hands, and striking perspectives of both slaves and slave owners. Awash with rich color, Christie's images will linger long with readers, as will Rockwell's description of Sojourner Truth singing in the face of enraged, drunken antiabolitionists. The author includes a historical note and a 19th century timeline for further context. Rockwell is the noted author of more than 100 books for children, and Christie was the recipient of the Coretta Scott King Honor for his illustrations in The Palm of My Heart. (Ages 8 to 12) --Emilie Coulter
Title: Only Passing Through: The Story of Sojourner...
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: 2000
Binding: Library Binding
Book Condition: Used: Good
Book Description Knopf Books for Young Readers, 2000. Book Condition: Good. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Bookseller Inventory # GRP11166594
Book Description Knopf Books for Young Readers, 2000. Book Condition: Good. Ships from Reno, NV. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Bookseller Inventory # GRP86358949
Book Description Knopf Books for Young Readers, 2000. Book Condition: Very Good. Former Library book. Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear. Bookseller Inventory # GRP10539617
Book Description Knopf Books for Young Readers, 2000. Book Condition: Good. Ships from Reno, NV. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Bookseller Inventory # GRP96756300
Book Description Knopf Books for Young Readers. Library Binding. Book Condition: VERY GOOD. Very Good copy, cover and pages show some wear from reading and storage. Binding may have light creases. Lots of life left in these pages. Bookseller Inventory # 2703756418
Book Description Knopf Books for Young Readers. Library Binding. Book Condition: GOOD. book was well loved but cared for. Possible ex-library copy with all the usual markings and stickers. Some light textual notes, highlighting and underling. Bookseller Inventory # 2770118400
Book Description Knopf Books for Young Readers. Library Binding. Book Condition: Good. Ex-Library Book - will contain Library Markings. Book has some visible wear on the binding, cover, pages. Bookseller Inventory # G0679991867I3N10
Book Description Knopf Books for Young Readers. LIBRARY BINDING. Book Condition: Good. 0679991867 Ships from Tennessee, usually the same or next day. Bookseller Inventory # SUP9998LJGG081817H1730C
Book Description Alfred A. Knopf, New York, 2000. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Very Good-. No Jacket. Christie, Gregory R. (illustrator). First Edition. HB, textured pictorial boards, c.40pp, col illus. Minor rubbing to covers, remnants of the library sticker to lower spine, inside has expected library markings and pockets else a crisp copy, being square, clean and tight. Size: Landscape 8vo. Ex-Library. Bookseller Inventory # jct002876
Book Description Knopf Books for Young Readers, 2000. Library Binding. Book Condition: Used: Very Good. Bookseller Inventory # SONG0679991867