Good introduction to the life of a true American heroine
Sojourner Truth has always been one of my personal heroes. She was willing to stand up for what was right in a time when being a woman and being black and being an illiterate former slave were three strikes that took most people out of the public arena. Sojourner did more than stand up for herself - she thrived confronting slavery, advocating women's rights and proclaiming the Gospel of Christ.
Sojourner Truth: American Abolitionist does a pretty good job of telling her story, but it is not a particularly lively rendition. The facts of her life add punch on their own, but that is despite the writing.
My favorite Sojourner Truth quote comes from the year 1851, which is in response to a man who doubted women had the "strength" to deal with the responsibility of voting and being an active citizen:
|Sojourner Truth (1797-1883)|
I give this book 4 stars out of 5, mostly because of the strength of her story, not the strength of its telling.
This book can be found on Amazon.com here: Sojourner Truth: American Abolitionist by Terry Whalin.
Reviewed on June 21, 2006