So Tall Within: Sojourner Truth's Long Walk to Freedom by Gary D. Schmidt
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.
2018 Chicago Public Library Best of the Best Informational Books for Young Readers
2019 NCSS and CBC's Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People, Kindergarten to Second Grade readers
2019 ALSC's Notable Children's Books for Middle Readers
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