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Only Passing Through

Only Passing Through

by Anne F. Rockwell Illustrated by Gregory Christie
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. "From the Hardcover Library Binding edition."
Ages
8, 9, 10
Interest Level
Grades 3 - 5
Grade Level Equivalent
4.4
Lexile Measure
790L
Guided Reading
NR
Publisher
Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers
Number of Pages
40

About the Author and Illustrator

Anne F. Rockwell
Gregory Christie

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