Sojourner Truth’s Step-Stomp Stride by Andrea Davis Pinkney and Brian Pinkney

Sojourner Truth’s picture book biography tells of her remarkable life and her desire to make a difference for African Americans and women during the 1850’s.
Character Analysis: Sojourner has many traits that could be compared with Dr. Martin Luther King’s life as told in Martin’s Big Words by Doreen Rappaport.They were both determined to never give up. Both were ministers, and both were threatened because of their conviction to improve the life of those they sought to help.

In teaching with this wonderful book, I also taught the poem by Robert Frost, Stopping By the Woods on a Snowy Evening.  Both the books and the poem share the theme of never giving up.  The students could imagine both Sojourner Truth and Dr. King saying they had “promises to keep and many miles to go before I sleep.”


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