Only Passing Through

Author(s) Anne Rockwell
Illustrator(s) R. Gregory Gregory Christie
Age Group 6-10
Publisher Dragonfly Books
ISBN 978-0440417668
Year 2001

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.