Sisters Against Slavery
A Story about Sarah and Angelina Grimké
From the Series Creative Minds Biographies
Sisters against Slavery recounts the lives of Sarah Grimke and Angelica Grimke Weld. These daughters of wealthy Southern planters and slave owners renounced slavery in the 1830’s. Through their writings and through a series of lectures delivered in the North, the sisters became famous for their views on slavery and women’s rights. Although the sisters were active as speakers and essayists for a relatively short time in the 1830s and 1840s, they reached tens of thousands of people, influenced American views on slavery, and were an inspiration to women’s rights leaders for decades to come.
|Interest Level||Grade 4 - Grade 8|
|Reading Level||Grade 5|
|Publisher||Lerner Publishing Group|
|Imprint||Millbrook Press ™|
The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
“McPherson’s thoughtful exposition should win these heroines a following. When procrastinating report writers find all the Harriet Tubman and Frederick Douglass books checked out, hand them a copy of Sisters and promise them. . . a rewarding read.” —The Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books
The Horn Book Guide
“. . .an engaging read.” —Horn Book Guide
School Library Journal
“. . .clearly written dual biography. . . Finely detailed pencil drawings accompany the text. Students will find useful report information here, and there is rich material for class discussions.” —School Library Journal
Author: Stephanie Sammartino McPherson
Stephanie Sammartino McPherson, a former teacher and freelance newspaper writer, enjoys writing about science and the human interest stories behind major discoveries. Stephanie and her husband Richard live in Virginia but also call California home.
Illustrator: Karen Ritz
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Creative Minds Biographies
Meet some of the world’s most creative minds! Written in story format, these episodic biographies give clear, straightforward accounts of historical figures’ lives. Each true story is accompanied by black-and-white illustrations. View available downloads →