From the Series On My Own Biography
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.
|Interest Level||Grade 2 - Grade 4|
|Reading Level||Grade 3|
|Category||5 Kinds of Nonfiction, 5KN: Narrative Nonfiction, Diverse Books: Feminism, Diverse Books: Race & Ethnicity, Diverse Books: Social Justice, Diversity|
|Publisher||Lerner Publishing Group|
|Brand||On My Own Books|
|Imprint||Millbrook Press ™|
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“The short lines of text and competent color illusrations on every page are appropriate for the reading level.” —The Horn Book Guide
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.
Illustrator: Matthew Archambault
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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 →