In 1797, a slave named Isabella was born in New York. After being freed in 1827, she chose the name by which she has been remembered long after her death — Sojourner Truth. Sojourner Truth: Ain't I a Woman? is the stirring biography of this heroic African-American preacher, abolitionist, and activist for the rights of both blacks and women.
Although she couldn't read, Sojourner Truth could quote the Bible word for word, and was a powerful speaker. An imposing six feet tall, with a profound faith in God's love and a deep rich voice, she stirred audiences around the country until her death in 1883.
In its starred review of this 1993 Boston Globe/Horn Book Award-winner for Nonfiction, Publishers Weekly wrote, "A great deal more than a biography of a remarkable woman... A startling portrait of a pivotal yet appalling era in American history."
Sojourner Truth: Ain't I a Woman? was also a:
Coretta Scott King Honor Book
ALA Notable Children's Book
ALA Best Book for Young Adults
IRA Teachers' Choice
NAACP Image Award-winner for Literature (Children's Category)
IRA Young Adult Choice
School Library Journal Best Book of 1993
- 8, 9, 10
- Interest Level
- Grades 3 - 5
- Grade Level Equivalent
- Lexile Measure
- Guided Reading
- Book Type
- Chapter Book
- Number of Pages
- Biography, Biography and Autobiography, General Nonfiction