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The life stories of two pivotal figures in American history—Harriet Tubman and Sojourner Truth—are explored in this powerful text paired with spectacular artwork. “A beautiful, uplifting book that is sure to inspire interest in these strong, amazing women.” (School Library Journal)
This powerful picture book relates the lives of Harriet Tubman and Sojourner Truth on alternating pages, leading up to the day they likely met in Boston in 1864. Share this book in the classroom or at home as an introduction to these two American heroes. A strong companion to such books as Moses: When Harriet Tubman Led Her People to Freedom and Henry’s Freedom Box: A True Story from the Underground Railroad.
“Compellingly told with a sure storyteller’s cadence. Both women renamed themselves, taking ownership of their lives and leading and inspiring others on the road to freedom.” (School Library Journal)
Shane W. Evans’s art in When Harriet Met Sojourner was praised as having a “strength of line and eloquence of expression that would suit a mural and that will carry well in a group showing.” (Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books) His books include We March and 28 Days: Moments in Black History that Changed the World.
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