by Catherine Clinton, illustrated by Shane W. Evans
Katherine Tegen Books An Imprint of Harper Collins Publisher's
Published 2007, 32 pages, for ages 5-7
This book was borrowed from the library for the purpose of reading/reviewing.
This is the story of Harriet Tubman and Sojourner Truth. Both were born into slavery and both fought for freedom!
When Sojourner Truth was born in 1797 she was given the name Isabella Bomefree. She was a slave to Dutch immigrants in the Hudson Valley area of New York.
Harriet Tubman was born in Maryland in 1825, and the name given to her at birth was Araminta.
Both women were abused by their slave masters, both women were fiercely independent and outspoken, and both were determined to end slavery.
The story all through the book is placed on the right page, while the left page is the illustrations. The pages where the story is written is placed within a quilted image. The pictures of Harriet and Sojourner express large soulful eyes, arms reaching up to grasp freedom, and strength within their determined faces.
I feel that this would be an excellent book to read and teach children about slavery in America. This is above all a wonderful book about two heroic women in African American history.