Sojourner Truth

From the Series On My Own Biography

  • Interest Level: Grade 2 - Grade 4   ·  
  • Reading Level: Grade 3

Isabella changed her name to Sojourner Truth because she “was to travel up an’ down this land…to declare truth to the people.” Her strong voice and faith forced people to listen to her, in spite of her being a woman and a former slave. She traveled thousands of miles and spoke out for God, against slavery and for women’s rights. Her moving speeches inspired hope and change in many that heard her.

Format List Price Your Price Qty
978-1-57505-906-8
$38.65 $28.99
Interest Level Grade 2 - Grade 4
Reading Level Grade 3
Genre Nonfiction
Subject Diversity
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Brand On My Own Books
Imprint Millbrook Press ™
Language English
Publication Date 2005-01-01
BISACS JNF007050, JNF007020
Dewey 306.3'62'092
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Guided Reading Level P
ATOS Reading Level 3.6
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 86048
Accelerated Reader® Points 0.5
Features Afterword, Reviewed, Teaching Guides, and Timeline

Reviews

The Horn Book Guide

“The short lines of text and competent color illusrations on every page are appropriate for the reading level.” —The Horn Book Guide

Illustrator: Matthew Archambault

Author: Gwenyth Swain

Gwenyth Swain is the author of more than two dozen books for young readers. A two-time winner of a Minnesota Book Award for children's nonfiction, she loves history and historical fiction. Ms. Swain runs the middle school and high school libraries at Twin Cities Academy in St. Paul. Formerly, she was a costumed history player at historic Fort Snelling, a soda jerk, and a bookstore clerk.

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On My Own Biography

Engage readers’ interest and imagination! These award-winning biographies feature full-page illustrations. Written in story format, each book features pivotal episodes that reveal what kind of person the subject is (or was) and how he or she came to be famous. View available downloads →