So Tall Within: Sojourner Truth’ Long Walk to Freedom
Illustrator: Daniel Minter
Sojourner Truth was born into slavery but possessed a mind and a vision that knew no bounds. So Tall Within traces her life from her painful childhood through her remarkable emancipation to her incredible leadership in the movement for rights for both women and African Americans. Her story is told with lyricism and pathos by Gary D. Schmidt, one of the most celebrated writers for children in the twenty-first century, and brought to life by award winning and fine artist Daniel Minter. This combination of talent is just right for introducing this legendary figure to a new generation of children.
Biographical note. Bibliography. Artist’s note. Full-color illustrations.
JLG Release: Nov 2018
Awards & Honors
2019 Carter G. Woodson Book Award Honor, Middle Level
ALSC Notable Children's Books - 2019
CSMCL Best Books - 2018
Nonfiction Detectives Best Nonfiction - 2018
Praise & Reviews
Starred or favorable reviews have been received from these periodicals:
Publishers Weekly*, Kirkus Reviews*, School Library Journal, Booklist, The Horn Book Magazine
11" X 8"
Level 4.7; Points: 0.5;
Scholastic Reading Counts
Level 0; Points: 0;