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Only Passing Through

Author: Anne Rockwell
Publisher: New York : Random House USA Inc , 2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats
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'A powerful picture book biography of one of the abolitionist movement's most compelling voices. Sojourner Truth traveled the country in the latter half of the 19th century, speaking out against slavery. She told of a slave girl who was sold three times by age 13, who was beaten for not understanding her master's orders, who watched her parents die of cold and hunger when they could no longer work for their keep.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Juvenile fiction
Material Type: Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Anne Rockwell
ISBN: 9780440417668 044041766X
OCLC Number: 1243491660
Description: 40 p. ; 213 x 278mm
Responsibility: Anne Rockwell.

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'A powerful picture book biography of one of the abolitionist movement's most compelling voices. Sojourner Truth traveled the country in the latter half of the 19th century, speaking out against slavery. She told of a slave girl who was sold three times by age 13, who was beaten for not understanding her master's orders, who watched her parents die of cold and hunger when they could no longer work for their keep. Sojourner's simple yet powerful words helped people to understand the hideous truth about slavery. The story she told was her own. "Only Passing Through" is the inspiring story of how a woman, born a slave with no status or dignity, transformed herself into one of the most powerful voices of the abolitionist movement. Anne Rockwell combines her lifelong love of history with her well-known skill as a storyteller to create this simple, affecting portrait of an American icon.'-- From the Hardcover Library Binding edition.

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