Sojourner Truth's Step-Stomp Stride

Sojourner Truth's Step-Stomp Stride Cover

Sojourner Truth's Step-Stomp Stride

By Andrea Davis Pinkney; Brian Pinkney (Illustrator)

Jump at the Sun, Hardcover, 9780786807673, 32pp.

Publication Date: November 1, 2009


Born into slavery, Belle had to endure the cruelty of several masters before she escaped to freedom. But she knew she wouldn't really be free unless she was helping to end injustice. That's when she changed her name to Sojourner and began traveling across the country, demanding equal rights for black people and for women. Many people weren't ready for her message, but Sojourner was brave, and her truth was powerful. And slowly, but surely as Sojourner's step-stomp stride, America began to change.

About the Author
Andrea Davis Pinkney and Brian Pinkney have collaborated on several award-winning picture books, including "Duke Ellington: The Piano Prince and His Orchestra" and "Ella Fitzgerald: The Tale of a Vocal Virtuosa." They live in Brooklyn, New York.

Brian Pinkney is the illustrator of many acclaimed books for children, including the Caldecott Honor Books Duke Ellington and The Faithful Friend, and the Coretta Scott King Award winner In the Time of the Drums.