So Tall Within: Sojourner Truth's Long Walk Toward Freedom

So Tall Within: Sojourner Truth's Long Walk Toward Freedom

From celebrated author Gary D. Schmidt comes a picture book biography of a giant in the struggle for civil rights, perfectly pitched for readers today. 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 m From celebrated author Gary D. Schmidt comes a picture book biography of a giant in the struggle for civil rights, pe...

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Title:So Tall Within: Sojourner Truth's Long Walk Toward Freedom
Author:Gary D. Schmidt
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Genres:Biography
ISBN:1626728720
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:48 pages pages

So Tall Within: Sojourner Truth's Long Walk Toward Freedom Reviews

  • Claudia
    Oct 24, 2018

    The story of Sojourner Truth is the story of a great American hero who forced society to live up to the promises that were so often made - but not kept. Relevant today (more than ever) and will be even more relevant in years to come - the art is beautiful. ...

    An incredible story, told in a way that is accessible--truly--to all ages. Excellent backmatter and additional sources as well. ...

    Her biography is absolutely breathtaking artwork combined with a thoughtful sentence interspersed throughout a lengthier picture book biography that educates those that don't know how influential she was as a "first female", one that made a tremendous impact and was listed in Smithsoni...

    A picture book on slavery and the life of Sojourner Truth. This was fantastic - in true Gary Schmidt form - it is full of thoughtful lines, tender reminiscing, and truth. What a fantastic story to share with our young readers. ...

    Poetic, powerful, Caldecott worthy. ...

    Schmidt's back matter in this book is an example of how another book featuring Sojourner Truth can be part of a "gate fold experience" as he presents other texts that feature this heroic black figure. Minter's weaving of a modern day parallels in verse and visual add an important layer...

    The poetic format of this story will stick with me longer than the words from any history text. Prepare to spend time lingering over the details in the illustrations. ...

    This is a very short book for young readers. Even though it?s short it?s a good introduction and they can read more about her as the grow older. Sad, inspiring and informative. ...

    Richie?s Picks: SO TALL WITHIN: SOJOURNER TRUTH?S LONG WALK TOWARD FREEDOM by Gary D. Schmidt and Daniel Minter, ill., Roaring Brook, September 2018, 48p., ISBN: 978-1-62672-872-1 ?In Slavery Time, when Hope was a seed waiting to be planted, Isabella lived in a cellar where th...

    This is as much a refection on character as biography. The sense of who this woman was and her deep inner courage are what readers will take away from this stunning book. Daniel Minter's gorgeous and moving illustrations are outstanding. Schmidt does a wonderful job of incorporating...

    I gave another book five stars just before reading this one, and had to go back to change it to four because it did not come close to this one. History, but also poetry and amazing illustrations. ...

    Stunning. So much more than a standard, picture book biography. I will hold this up for both Newbery and Caldecott. ...

    How Isabella Baumfree, born into slavery in New York State during the last years of the 18th century became one of the most outspoken and influential people in American history and acquired the name Sojourner Truth. Schmidt?s biography and Minter?s powerful illustrations emphasizes...

    Beautiful, poetic, and empowering. Everyone should read this. ...

    Written by Gary D. Schmidt, So Tall Within walks us through the life of Sojourner Truth on her way to freedom and living as an adult with a mission... freedom for slaves. I loved the set up of this lovely picture book, which is geared toward children 4-8 years old. The vignettes that o...

    Isabella grew up in slavery, sold away from her mother when she was nine. She did hard labor for years, sometimes with no shoes in the winter and other times with no sleep at night because of the work expected of her. One year after she had been forced to marry a man and had five child...

    Daring to dream of a better life, taking action to gain her own freedom, and speaking out for her rights and the rights of others are only a few of the reasons that the name of Sojourner Truth should be known to today's students of history. Born into slavery in New York as Isabella Bau...

    Wow. What a gorgeous book about a giant of a woman! What would it have been like to live at the time when this woman walked this land, speaking her truth? It is mind-boggling that in the 1800s, in addition to speaking out against slavery and the ways she had been personally violated, s...

    How do you stand tall when life keeps knocking you down? Sojourner Truth somehow stood taller and taller no matter how much harder her life in slavery was, and she was of course tallest when she grabbed her freedom and began the long trek of telling her story, demanding justice for all...

    Breathtaking... First the metaphors: "In Slavery Time when Hope was a seed waiting to be planted..." combined with symbolic illustrations, create a sort of poetic narrative. If followed, just those pages of metaphors could inspire rich conversations and could be used as mentor texts...

  • Emma (Miss Print)
    May 08, 2018

    The story of Sojourner Truth is the story of a great American hero who forced society to live up to the promises that were so often made - but not kept. Relevant today (more than ever) and will be even more relevant in years to come - the art is beautiful. ...

    An incredible story, told in a way that is accessible--truly--to all ages. Excellent backmatter and additional sources as well. ...

    Her biography is absolutely breathtaking artwork combined with a thoughtful sentence interspersed throughout a lengthier picture book biography that educates those that don't know how influential she was as a "first female", one that made a tremendous impact and was listed in Smithsoni...

    A picture book on slavery and the life of Sojourner Truth. This was fantastic - in true Gary Schmidt form - it is full of thoughtful lines, tender reminiscing, and truth. What a fantastic story to share with our young readers. ...

    Poetic, powerful, Caldecott worthy. ...

    Schmidt's back matter in this book is an example of how another book featuring Sojourner Truth can be part of a "gate fold experience" as he presents other texts that feature this heroic black figure. Minter's weaving of a modern day parallels in verse and visual add an important layer...

    The poetic format of this story will stick with me longer than the words from any history text. Prepare to spend time lingering over the details in the illustrations. ...

    This is a very short book for young readers. Even though it?s short it?s a good introduction and they can read more about her as the grow older. Sad, inspiring and informative. ...

    Richie?s Picks: SO TALL WITHIN: SOJOURNER TRUTH?S LONG WALK TOWARD FREEDOM by Gary D. Schmidt and Daniel Minter, ill., Roaring Brook, September 2018, 48p., ISBN: 978-1-62672-872-1 ?In Slavery Time, when Hope was a seed waiting to be planted, Isabella lived in a cellar where th...

    This is as much a refection on character as biography. The sense of who this woman was and her deep inner courage are what readers will take away from this stunning book. Daniel Minter's gorgeous and moving illustrations are outstanding. Schmidt does a wonderful job of incorporating...

    I gave another book five stars just before reading this one, and had to go back to change it to four because it did not come close to this one. History, but also poetry and amazing illustrations. ...

    Stunning. So much more than a standard, picture book biography. I will hold this up for both Newbery and Caldecott. ...

    How Isabella Baumfree, born into slavery in New York State during the last years of the 18th century became one of the most outspoken and influential people in American history and acquired the name Sojourner Truth. Schmidt?s biography and Minter?s powerful illustrations emphasizes...

    Beautiful, poetic, and empowering. Everyone should read this. ...

    Written by Gary D. Schmidt, So Tall Within walks us through the life of Sojourner Truth on her way to freedom and living as an adult with a mission... freedom for slaves. I loved the set up of this lovely picture book, which is geared toward children 4-8 years old. The vignettes that o...

    Isabella grew up in slavery, sold away from her mother when she was nine. She did hard labor for years, sometimes with no shoes in the winter and other times with no sleep at night because of the work expected of her. One year after she had been forced to marry a man and had five child...

    Daring to dream of a better life, taking action to gain her own freedom, and speaking out for her rights and the rights of others are only a few of the reasons that the name of Sojourner Truth should be known to today's students of history. Born into slavery in New York as Isabella Bau...

    Wow. What a gorgeous book about a giant of a woman! What would it have been like to live at the time when this woman walked this land, speaking her truth? It is mind-boggling that in the 1800s, in addition to speaking out against slavery and the ways she had been personally violated, s...

    How do you stand tall when life keeps knocking you down? Sojourner Truth somehow stood taller and taller no matter how much harder her life in slavery was, and she was of course tallest when she grabbed her freedom and began the long trek of telling her story, demanding justice for all...

    Breathtaking... First the metaphors: "In Slavery Time when Hope was a seed waiting to be planted..." combined with symbolic illustrations, create a sort of poetic narrative. If followed, just those pages of metaphors could inspire rich conversations and could be used as mentor texts...

    This book is absolutely gorgeous and I hope it wins all of the awards and gets all of the stars. Schmidt's prose is lyrical but also pulls no punches as he describes Sojourner Truth's early life and chronicles her journey from being born in slavery to becoming one of the most important...

  • Tasha
    Nov 26, 2018

    The story of Sojourner Truth is the story of a great American hero who forced society to live up to the promises that were so often made - but not kept. Relevant today (more than ever) and will be even more relevant in years to come - the art is beautiful. ...

    An incredible story, told in a way that is accessible--truly--to all ages. Excellent backmatter and additional sources as well. ...

    Her biography is absolutely breathtaking artwork combined with a thoughtful sentence interspersed throughout a lengthier picture book biography that educates those that don't know how influential she was as a "first female", one that made a tremendous impact and was listed in Smithsoni...

    A picture book on slavery and the life of Sojourner Truth. This was fantastic - in true Gary Schmidt form - it is full of thoughtful lines, tender reminiscing, and truth. What a fantastic story to share with our young readers. ...

    Poetic, powerful, Caldecott worthy. ...

    Schmidt's back matter in this book is an example of how another book featuring Sojourner Truth can be part of a "gate fold experience" as he presents other texts that feature this heroic black figure. Minter's weaving of a modern day parallels in verse and visual add an important layer...

    The poetic format of this story will stick with me longer than the words from any history text. Prepare to spend time lingering over the details in the illustrations. ...

    This is a very short book for young readers. Even though it?s short it?s a good introduction and they can read more about her as the grow older. Sad, inspiring and informative. ...

    Richie?s Picks: SO TALL WITHIN: SOJOURNER TRUTH?S LONG WALK TOWARD FREEDOM by Gary D. Schmidt and Daniel Minter, ill., Roaring Brook, September 2018, 48p., ISBN: 978-1-62672-872-1 ?In Slavery Time, when Hope was a seed waiting to be planted, Isabella lived in a cellar where th...

    This is as much a refection on character as biography. The sense of who this woman was and her deep inner courage are what readers will take away from this stunning book. Daniel Minter's gorgeous and moving illustrations are outstanding. Schmidt does a wonderful job of incorporating...

    I gave another book five stars just before reading this one, and had to go back to change it to four because it did not come close to this one. History, but also poetry and amazing illustrations. ...

    Stunning. So much more than a standard, picture book biography. I will hold this up for both Newbery and Caldecott. ...

    How Isabella Baumfree, born into slavery in New York State during the last years of the 18th century became one of the most outspoken and influential people in American history and acquired the name Sojourner Truth. Schmidt?s biography and Minter?s powerful illustrations emphasizes...

    Beautiful, poetic, and empowering. Everyone should read this. ...

    Written by Gary D. Schmidt, So Tall Within walks us through the life of Sojourner Truth on her way to freedom and living as an adult with a mission... freedom for slaves. I loved the set up of this lovely picture book, which is geared toward children 4-8 years old. The vignettes that o...

    Isabella grew up in slavery, sold away from her mother when she was nine. She did hard labor for years, sometimes with no shoes in the winter and other times with no sleep at night because of the work expected of her. One year after she had been forced to marry a man and had five child...

  • Lynn
    Oct 20, 2018

    The story of Sojourner Truth is the story of a great American hero who forced society to live up to the promises that were so often made - but not kept. Relevant today (more than ever) and will be even more relevant in years to come - the art is beautiful. ...

    An incredible story, told in a way that is accessible--truly--to all ages. Excellent backmatter and additional sources as well. ...

    Her biography is absolutely breathtaking artwork combined with a thoughtful sentence interspersed throughout a lengthier picture book biography that educates those that don't know how influential she was as a "first female", one that made a tremendous impact and was listed in Smithsoni...

    A picture book on slavery and the life of Sojourner Truth. This was fantastic - in true Gary Schmidt form - it is full of thoughtful lines, tender reminiscing, and truth. What a fantastic story to share with our young readers. ...

    Poetic, powerful, Caldecott worthy. ...

    Schmidt's back matter in this book is an example of how another book featuring Sojourner Truth can be part of a "gate fold experience" as he presents other texts that feature this heroic black figure. Minter's weaving of a modern day parallels in verse and visual add an important layer...

    The poetic format of this story will stick with me longer than the words from any history text. Prepare to spend time lingering over the details in the illustrations. ...

    This is a very short book for young readers. Even though it?s short it?s a good introduction and they can read more about her as the grow older. Sad, inspiring and informative. ...

    Richie?s Picks: SO TALL WITHIN: SOJOURNER TRUTH?S LONG WALK TOWARD FREEDOM by Gary D. Schmidt and Daniel Minter, ill., Roaring Brook, September 2018, 48p., ISBN: 978-1-62672-872-1 ?In Slavery Time, when Hope was a seed waiting to be planted, Isabella lived in a cellar where th...

    This is as much a refection on character as biography. The sense of who this woman was and her deep inner courage are what readers will take away from this stunning book. Daniel Minter's gorgeous and moving illustrations are outstanding. Schmidt does a wonderful job of incorporating...

  • DaNae
    Sep 30, 2018

    The story of Sojourner Truth is the story of a great American hero who forced society to live up to the promises that were so often made - but not kept. Relevant today (more than ever) and will be even more relevant in years to come - the art is beautiful. ...

    An incredible story, told in a way that is accessible--truly--to all ages. Excellent backmatter and additional sources as well. ...

    Her biography is absolutely breathtaking artwork combined with a thoughtful sentence interspersed throughout a lengthier picture book biography that educates those that don't know how influential she was as a "first female", one that made a tremendous impact and was listed in Smithsoni...

    A picture book on slavery and the life of Sojourner Truth. This was fantastic - in true Gary Schmidt form - it is full of thoughtful lines, tender reminiscing, and truth. What a fantastic story to share with our young readers. ...

    Poetic, powerful, Caldecott worthy. ...

    Schmidt's back matter in this book is an example of how another book featuring Sojourner Truth can be part of a "gate fold experience" as he presents other texts that feature this heroic black figure. Minter's weaving of a modern day parallels in verse and visual add an important layer...

    The poetic format of this story will stick with me longer than the words from any history text. Prepare to spend time lingering over the details in the illustrations. ...

    This is a very short book for young readers. Even though it?s short it?s a good introduction and they can read more about her as the grow older. Sad, inspiring and informative. ...

    Richie?s Picks: SO TALL WITHIN: SOJOURNER TRUTH?S LONG WALK TOWARD FREEDOM by Gary D. Schmidt and Daniel Minter, ill., Roaring Brook, September 2018, 48p., ISBN: 978-1-62672-872-1 ?In Slavery Time, when Hope was a seed waiting to be planted, Isabella lived in a cellar where th...

    This is as much a refection on character as biography. The sense of who this woman was and her deep inner courage are what readers will take away from this stunning book. Daniel Minter's gorgeous and moving illustrations are outstanding. Schmidt does a wonderful job of incorporating...

    I gave another book five stars just before reading this one, and had to go back to change it to four because it did not come close to this one. History, but also poetry and amazing illustrations. ...

    Stunning. So much more than a standard, picture book biography. I will hold this up for both Newbery and Caldecott. ...

  • Barbara
    Oct 16, 2018

    The story of Sojourner Truth is the story of a great American hero who forced society to live up to the promises that were so often made - but not kept. Relevant today (more than ever) and will be even more relevant in years to come - the art is beautiful. ...

    An incredible story, told in a way that is accessible--truly--to all ages. Excellent backmatter and additional sources as well. ...

    Her biography is absolutely breathtaking artwork combined with a thoughtful sentence interspersed throughout a lengthier picture book biography that educates those that don't know how influential she was as a "first female", one that made a tremendous impact and was listed in Smithsoni...

    A picture book on slavery and the life of Sojourner Truth. This was fantastic - in true Gary Schmidt form - it is full of thoughtful lines, tender reminiscing, and truth. What a fantastic story to share with our young readers. ...

    Poetic, powerful, Caldecott worthy. ...

    Schmidt's back matter in this book is an example of how another book featuring Sojourner Truth can be part of a "gate fold experience" as he presents other texts that feature this heroic black figure. Minter's weaving of a modern day parallels in verse and visual add an important layer...

    The poetic format of this story will stick with me longer than the words from any history text. Prepare to spend time lingering over the details in the illustrations. ...

    This is a very short book for young readers. Even though it?s short it?s a good introduction and they can read more about her as the grow older. Sad, inspiring and informative. ...

    Richie?s Picks: SO TALL WITHIN: SOJOURNER TRUTH?S LONG WALK TOWARD FREEDOM by Gary D. Schmidt and Daniel Minter, ill., Roaring Brook, September 2018, 48p., ISBN: 978-1-62672-872-1 ?In Slavery Time, when Hope was a seed waiting to be planted, Isabella lived in a cellar where th...

    This is as much a refection on character as biography. The sense of who this woman was and her deep inner courage are what readers will take away from this stunning book. Daniel Minter's gorgeous and moving illustrations are outstanding. Schmidt does a wonderful job of incorporating...

    I gave another book five stars just before reading this one, and had to go back to change it to four because it did not come close to this one. History, but also poetry and amazing illustrations. ...

    Stunning. So much more than a standard, picture book biography. I will hold this up for both Newbery and Caldecott. ...

    How Isabella Baumfree, born into slavery in New York State during the last years of the 18th century became one of the most outspoken and influential people in American history and acquired the name Sojourner Truth. Schmidt?s biography and Minter?s powerful illustrations emphasizes...

    Beautiful, poetic, and empowering. Everyone should read this. ...

    Written by Gary D. Schmidt, So Tall Within walks us through the life of Sojourner Truth on her way to freedom and living as an adult with a mission... freedom for slaves. I loved the set up of this lovely picture book, which is geared toward children 4-8 years old. The vignettes that o...

    Isabella grew up in slavery, sold away from her mother when she was nine. She did hard labor for years, sometimes with no shoes in the winter and other times with no sleep at night because of the work expected of her. One year after she had been forced to marry a man and had five child...

    Daring to dream of a better life, taking action to gain her own freedom, and speaking out for her rights and the rights of others are only a few of the reasons that the name of Sojourner Truth should be known to today's students of history. Born into slavery in New York as Isabella Bau...

  • Alyson (Kid Lit Frenzy)
    Nov 24, 2018

    The story of Sojourner Truth is the story of a great American hero who forced society to live up to the promises that were so often made - but not kept. Relevant today (more than ever) and will be even more relevant in years to come - the art is beautiful. ...

    An incredible story, told in a way that is accessible--truly--to all ages. Excellent backmatter and additional sources as well. ...

    Her biography is absolutely breathtaking artwork combined with a thoughtful sentence interspersed throughout a lengthier picture book biography that educates those that don't know how influential she was as a "first female", one that made a tremendous impact and was listed in Smithsoni...

    A picture book on slavery and the life of Sojourner Truth. This was fantastic - in true Gary Schmidt form - it is full of thoughtful lines, tender reminiscing, and truth. What a fantastic story to share with our young readers. ...

    Poetic, powerful, Caldecott worthy. ...

    Schmidt's back matter in this book is an example of how another book featuring Sojourner Truth can be part of a "gate fold experience" as he presents other texts that feature this heroic black figure. Minter's weaving of a modern day parallels in verse and visual add an important layer...

    The poetic format of this story will stick with me longer than the words from any history text. Prepare to spend time lingering over the details in the illustrations. ...

    This is a very short book for young readers. Even though it?s short it?s a good introduction and they can read more about her as the grow older. Sad, inspiring and informative. ...

    Richie?s Picks: SO TALL WITHIN: SOJOURNER TRUTH?S LONG WALK TOWARD FREEDOM by Gary D. Schmidt and Daniel Minter, ill., Roaring Brook, September 2018, 48p., ISBN: 978-1-62672-872-1 ?In Slavery Time, when Hope was a seed waiting to be planted, Isabella lived in a cellar where th...

    This is as much a refection on character as biography. The sense of who this woman was and her deep inner courage are what readers will take away from this stunning book. Daniel Minter's gorgeous and moving illustrations are outstanding. Schmidt does a wonderful job of incorporating...

    I gave another book five stars just before reading this one, and had to go back to change it to four because it did not come close to this one. History, but also poetry and amazing illustrations. ...

    Stunning. So much more than a standard, picture book biography. I will hold this up for both Newbery and Caldecott. ...

    How Isabella Baumfree, born into slavery in New York State during the last years of the 18th century became one of the most outspoken and influential people in American history and acquired the name Sojourner Truth. Schmidt?s biography and Minter?s powerful illustrations emphasizes...

    Beautiful, poetic, and empowering. Everyone should read this. ...

    Written by Gary D. Schmidt, So Tall Within walks us through the life of Sojourner Truth on her way to freedom and living as an adult with a mission... freedom for slaves. I loved the set up of this lovely picture book, which is geared toward children 4-8 years old. The vignettes that o...

    Isabella grew up in slavery, sold away from her mother when she was nine. She did hard labor for years, sometimes with no shoes in the winter and other times with no sleep at night because of the work expected of her. One year after she had been forced to marry a man and had five child...

    Daring to dream of a better life, taking action to gain her own freedom, and speaking out for her rights and the rights of others are only a few of the reasons that the name of Sojourner Truth should be known to today's students of history. Born into slavery in New York as Isabella Bau...

    Wow. What a gorgeous book about a giant of a woman! What would it have been like to live at the time when this woman walked this land, speaking her truth? It is mind-boggling that in the 1800s, in addition to speaking out against slavery and the ways she had been personally violated, s...

    How do you stand tall when life keeps knocking you down? Sojourner Truth somehow stood taller and taller no matter how much harder her life in slavery was, and she was of course tallest when she grabbed her freedom and began the long trek of telling her story, demanding justice for all...

    Breathtaking... First the metaphors: "In Slavery Time when Hope was a seed waiting to be planted..." combined with symbolic illustrations, create a sort of poetic narrative. If followed, just those pages of metaphors could inspire rich conversations and could be used as mentor texts...

    This book is absolutely gorgeous and I hope it wins all of the awards and gets all of the stars. Schmidt's prose is lyrical but also pulls no punches as he describes Sojourner Truth's early life and chronicles her journey from being born in slavery to becoming one of the most important...

    This is a prime example of what a picture book can be. So much of the story is told through these superb pictures. I swear, the woman grew taller as the story proceeded. Within those historic pictures is strong truth. Beautifully rendered, a few conveyed the sense of all the others Isa...

    The illustrations are emotive and beautiful. Take your time with this one, and let each page hold you for a moment. I appreciated the biographical note, bibliography, and artist?s note at the end. After reading the artist?s note, I had to go back and look at some illustrations ...

    The language here is so beautiful, but it tells the story of slavery without being graphic and without flinching from the truth. The illustrations were perfect for the poetry, tone, and the time of the story. This is a great way to introduce children to Sojourner Truth. ...

    Nice biographical story of Sojourner Truth, her childhood, and her life's mission. ...

    Has excellent historical, bibliographical and artist notes that touch on historiography and present day context in a meaningful and accessible way. ...

    What a beautiful book teaching our kids about a beautiful woman. ...

    The illustrations in this book are gorgeous. And the text is powerful. ...

  • Bruce
    Jul 18, 2018

    The story of Sojourner Truth is the story of a great American hero who forced society to live up to the promises that were so often made - but not kept. Relevant today (more than ever) and will be even more relevant in years to come - the art is beautiful. ...

    An incredible story, told in a way that is accessible--truly--to all ages. Excellent backmatter and additional sources as well. ...

    Her biography is absolutely breathtaking artwork combined with a thoughtful sentence interspersed throughout a lengthier picture book biography that educates those that don't know how influential she was as a "first female", one that made a tremendous impact and was listed in Smithsoni...

    A picture book on slavery and the life of Sojourner Truth. This was fantastic - in true Gary Schmidt form - it is full of thoughtful lines, tender reminiscing, and truth. What a fantastic story to share with our young readers. ...

    Poetic, powerful, Caldecott worthy. ...

    Schmidt's back matter in this book is an example of how another book featuring Sojourner Truth can be part of a "gate fold experience" as he presents other texts that feature this heroic black figure. Minter's weaving of a modern day parallels in verse and visual add an important layer...

    The poetic format of this story will stick with me longer than the words from any history text. Prepare to spend time lingering over the details in the illustrations. ...

    This is a very short book for young readers. Even though it?s short it?s a good introduction and they can read more about her as the grow older. Sad, inspiring and informative. ...

    Richie?s Picks: SO TALL WITHIN: SOJOURNER TRUTH?S LONG WALK TOWARD FREEDOM by Gary D. Schmidt and Daniel Minter, ill., Roaring Brook, September 2018, 48p., ISBN: 978-1-62672-872-1 ?In Slavery Time, when Hope was a seed waiting to be planted, Isabella lived in a cellar where th...

    This is as much a refection on character as biography. The sense of who this woman was and her deep inner courage are what readers will take away from this stunning book. Daniel Minter's gorgeous and moving illustrations are outstanding. Schmidt does a wonderful job of incorporating...

    I gave another book five stars just before reading this one, and had to go back to change it to four because it did not come close to this one. History, but also poetry and amazing illustrations. ...

    Stunning. So much more than a standard, picture book biography. I will hold this up for both Newbery and Caldecott. ...

    How Isabella Baumfree, born into slavery in New York State during the last years of the 18th century became one of the most outspoken and influential people in American history and acquired the name Sojourner Truth. Schmidt?s biography and Minter?s powerful illustrations emphasizes...

  • Richie Partington
    Oct 10, 2018

    The story of Sojourner Truth is the story of a great American hero who forced society to live up to the promises that were so often made - but not kept. Relevant today (more than ever) and will be even more relevant in years to come - the art is beautiful. ...

    An incredible story, told in a way that is accessible--truly--to all ages. Excellent backmatter and additional sources as well. ...

    Her biography is absolutely breathtaking artwork combined with a thoughtful sentence interspersed throughout a lengthier picture book biography that educates those that don't know how influential she was as a "first female", one that made a tremendous impact and was listed in Smithsoni...

    A picture book on slavery and the life of Sojourner Truth. This was fantastic - in true Gary Schmidt form - it is full of thoughtful lines, tender reminiscing, and truth. What a fantastic story to share with our young readers. ...

    Poetic, powerful, Caldecott worthy. ...

    Schmidt's back matter in this book is an example of how another book featuring Sojourner Truth can be part of a "gate fold experience" as he presents other texts that feature this heroic black figure. Minter's weaving of a modern day parallels in verse and visual add an important layer...

    The poetic format of this story will stick with me longer than the words from any history text. Prepare to spend time lingering over the details in the illustrations. ...

    This is a very short book for young readers. Even though it?s short it?s a good introduction and they can read more about her as the grow older. Sad, inspiring and informative. ...

    Richie?s Picks: SO TALL WITHIN: SOJOURNER TRUTH?S LONG WALK TOWARD FREEDOM by Gary D. Schmidt and Daniel Minter, ill., Roaring Brook, September 2018, 48p., ISBN: 978-1-62672-872-1 ?In Slavery Time, when Hope was a seed waiting to be planted, Isabella lived in a cellar where th...

  • Alicia
    Jun 26, 2018

    The story of Sojourner Truth is the story of a great American hero who forced society to live up to the promises that were so often made - but not kept. Relevant today (more than ever) and will be even more relevant in years to come - the art is beautiful. ...

    An incredible story, told in a way that is accessible--truly--to all ages. Excellent backmatter and additional sources as well. ...

    Her biography is absolutely breathtaking artwork combined with a thoughtful sentence interspersed throughout a lengthier picture book biography that educates those that don't know how influential she was as a "first female", one that made a tremendous impact and was listed in Smithsoni...

  • Kelly
    Oct 31, 2018

    The story of Sojourner Truth is the story of a great American hero who forced society to live up to the promises that were so often made - but not kept. Relevant today (more than ever) and will be even more relevant in years to come - the art is beautiful. ...

    An incredible story, told in a way that is accessible--truly--to all ages. Excellent backmatter and additional sources as well. ...

    Her biography is absolutely breathtaking artwork combined with a thoughtful sentence interspersed throughout a lengthier picture book biography that educates those that don't know how influential she was as a "first female", one that made a tremendous impact and was listed in Smithsoni...

    A picture book on slavery and the life of Sojourner Truth. This was fantastic - in true Gary Schmidt form - it is full of thoughtful lines, tender reminiscing, and truth. What a fantastic story to share with our young readers. ...

    Poetic, powerful, Caldecott worthy. ...

    Schmidt's back matter in this book is an example of how another book featuring Sojourner Truth can be part of a "gate fold experience" as he presents other texts that feature this heroic black figure. Minter's weaving of a modern day parallels in verse and visual add an important layer...

    The poetic format of this story will stick with me longer than the words from any history text. Prepare to spend time lingering over the details in the illustrations. ...

    This is a very short book for young readers. Even though it?s short it?s a good introduction and they can read more about her as the grow older. Sad, inspiring and informative. ...

    Richie?s Picks: SO TALL WITHIN: SOJOURNER TRUTH?S LONG WALK TOWARD FREEDOM by Gary D. Schmidt and Daniel Minter, ill., Roaring Brook, September 2018, 48p., ISBN: 978-1-62672-872-1 ?In Slavery Time, when Hope was a seed waiting to be planted, Isabella lived in a cellar where th...

    This is as much a refection on character as biography. The sense of who this woman was and her deep inner courage are what readers will take away from this stunning book. Daniel Minter's gorgeous and moving illustrations are outstanding. Schmidt does a wonderful job of incorporating...

    I gave another book five stars just before reading this one, and had to go back to change it to four because it did not come close to this one. History, but also poetry and amazing illustrations. ...

    Stunning. So much more than a standard, picture book biography. I will hold this up for both Newbery and Caldecott. ...

    How Isabella Baumfree, born into slavery in New York State during the last years of the 18th century became one of the most outspoken and influential people in American history and acquired the name Sojourner Truth. Schmidt?s biography and Minter?s powerful illustrations emphasizes...

    Beautiful, poetic, and empowering. Everyone should read this. ...

    Written by Gary D. Schmidt, So Tall Within walks us through the life of Sojourner Truth on her way to freedom and living as an adult with a mission... freedom for slaves. I loved the set up of this lovely picture book, which is geared toward children 4-8 years old. The vignettes that o...

    Isabella grew up in slavery, sold away from her mother when she was nine. She did hard labor for years, sometimes with no shoes in the winter and other times with no sleep at night because of the work expected of her. One year after she had been forced to marry a man and had five child...

    Daring to dream of a better life, taking action to gain her own freedom, and speaking out for her rights and the rights of others are only a few of the reasons that the name of Sojourner Truth should be known to today's students of history. Born into slavery in New York as Isabella Bau...

    Wow. What a gorgeous book about a giant of a woman! What would it have been like to live at the time when this woman walked this land, speaking her truth? It is mind-boggling that in the 1800s, in addition to speaking out against slavery and the ways she had been personally violated, s...

    How do you stand tall when life keeps knocking you down? Sojourner Truth somehow stood taller and taller no matter how much harder her life in slavery was, and she was of course tallest when she grabbed her freedom and began the long trek of telling her story, demanding justice for all...

    Breathtaking... First the metaphors: "In Slavery Time when Hope was a seed waiting to be planted..." combined with symbolic illustrations, create a sort of poetic narrative. If followed, just those pages of metaphors could inspire rich conversations and could be used as mentor texts...

    This book is absolutely gorgeous and I hope it wins all of the awards and gets all of the stars. Schmidt's prose is lyrical but also pulls no punches as he describes Sojourner Truth's early life and chronicles her journey from being born in slavery to becoming one of the most important...

    This is a prime example of what a picture book can be. So much of the story is told through these superb pictures. I swear, the woman grew taller as the story proceeded. Within those historic pictures is strong truth. Beautifully rendered, a few conveyed the sense of all the others Isa...

    The illustrations are emotive and beautiful. Take your time with this one, and let each page hold you for a moment. I appreciated the biographical note, bibliography, and artist?s note at the end. After reading the artist?s note, I had to go back and look at some illustrations ...

    The language here is so beautiful, but it tells the story of slavery without being graphic and without flinching from the truth. The illustrations were perfect for the poetry, tone, and the time of the story. This is a great way to introduce children to Sojourner Truth. ...

    Nice biographical story of Sojourner Truth, her childhood, and her life's mission. ...

  • Jason
    Oct 14, 2018

    The story of Sojourner Truth is the story of a great American hero who forced society to live up to the promises that were so often made - but not kept. Relevant today (more than ever) and will be even more relevant in years to come - the art is beautiful. ...

    An incredible story, told in a way that is accessible--truly--to all ages. Excellent backmatter and additional sources as well. ...

  • Craig Wiesner
    Sep 25, 2018

    The story of Sojourner Truth is the story of a great American hero who forced society to live up to the promises that were so often made - but not kept. Relevant today (more than ever) and will be even more relevant in years to come - the art is beautiful. ...

    An incredible story, told in a way that is accessible--truly--to all ages. Excellent backmatter and additional sources as well. ...

    Her biography is absolutely breathtaking artwork combined with a thoughtful sentence interspersed throughout a lengthier picture book biography that educates those that don't know how influential she was as a "first female", one that made a tremendous impact and was listed in Smithsoni...

    A picture book on slavery and the life of Sojourner Truth. This was fantastic - in true Gary Schmidt form - it is full of thoughtful lines, tender reminiscing, and truth. What a fantastic story to share with our young readers. ...

    Poetic, powerful, Caldecott worthy. ...

    Schmidt's back matter in this book is an example of how another book featuring Sojourner Truth can be part of a "gate fold experience" as he presents other texts that feature this heroic black figure. Minter's weaving of a modern day parallels in verse and visual add an important layer...

    The poetic format of this story will stick with me longer than the words from any history text. Prepare to spend time lingering over the details in the illustrations. ...

    This is a very short book for young readers. Even though it?s short it?s a good introduction and they can read more about her as the grow older. Sad, inspiring and informative. ...

    Richie?s Picks: SO TALL WITHIN: SOJOURNER TRUTH?S LONG WALK TOWARD FREEDOM by Gary D. Schmidt and Daniel Minter, ill., Roaring Brook, September 2018, 48p., ISBN: 978-1-62672-872-1 ?In Slavery Time, when Hope was a seed waiting to be planted, Isabella lived in a cellar where th...

    This is as much a refection on character as biography. The sense of who this woman was and her deep inner courage are what readers will take away from this stunning book. Daniel Minter's gorgeous and moving illustrations are outstanding. Schmidt does a wonderful job of incorporating...

    I gave another book five stars just before reading this one, and had to go back to change it to four because it did not come close to this one. History, but also poetry and amazing illustrations. ...

    Stunning. So much more than a standard, picture book biography. I will hold this up for both Newbery and Caldecott. ...

    How Isabella Baumfree, born into slavery in New York State during the last years of the 18th century became one of the most outspoken and influential people in American history and acquired the name Sojourner Truth. Schmidt?s biography and Minter?s powerful illustrations emphasizes...

    Beautiful, poetic, and empowering. Everyone should read this. ...

    Written by Gary D. Schmidt, So Tall Within walks us through the life of Sojourner Truth on her way to freedom and living as an adult with a mission... freedom for slaves. I loved the set up of this lovely picture book, which is geared toward children 4-8 years old. The vignettes that o...

    Isabella grew up in slavery, sold away from her mother when she was nine. She did hard labor for years, sometimes with no shoes in the winter and other times with no sleep at night because of the work expected of her. One year after she had been forced to marry a man and had five child...

    Daring to dream of a better life, taking action to gain her own freedom, and speaking out for her rights and the rights of others are only a few of the reasons that the name of Sojourner Truth should be known to today's students of history. Born into slavery in New York as Isabella Bau...

    Wow. What a gorgeous book about a giant of a woman! What would it have been like to live at the time when this woman walked this land, speaking her truth? It is mind-boggling that in the 1800s, in addition to speaking out against slavery and the ways she had been personally violated, s...

    How do you stand tall when life keeps knocking you down? Sojourner Truth somehow stood taller and taller no matter how much harder her life in slavery was, and she was of course tallest when she grabbed her freedom and began the long trek of telling her story, demanding justice for all...

  • Melodie
    Nov 17, 2018

    The story of Sojourner Truth is the story of a great American hero who forced society to live up to the promises that were so often made - but not kept. Relevant today (more than ever) and will be even more relevant in years to come - the art is beautiful. ...

    An incredible story, told in a way that is accessible--truly--to all ages. Excellent backmatter and additional sources as well. ...

    Her biography is absolutely breathtaking artwork combined with a thoughtful sentence interspersed throughout a lengthier picture book biography that educates those that don't know how influential she was as a "first female", one that made a tremendous impact and was listed in Smithsoni...

    A picture book on slavery and the life of Sojourner Truth. This was fantastic - in true Gary Schmidt form - it is full of thoughtful lines, tender reminiscing, and truth. What a fantastic story to share with our young readers. ...

    Poetic, powerful, Caldecott worthy. ...

    Schmidt's back matter in this book is an example of how another book featuring Sojourner Truth can be part of a "gate fold experience" as he presents other texts that feature this heroic black figure. Minter's weaving of a modern day parallels in verse and visual add an important layer...

    The poetic format of this story will stick with me longer than the words from any history text. Prepare to spend time lingering over the details in the illustrations. ...

    This is a very short book for young readers. Even though it?s short it?s a good introduction and they can read more about her as the grow older. Sad, inspiring and informative. ...

    Richie?s Picks: SO TALL WITHIN: SOJOURNER TRUTH?S LONG WALK TOWARD FREEDOM by Gary D. Schmidt and Daniel Minter, ill., Roaring Brook, September 2018, 48p., ISBN: 978-1-62672-872-1 ?In Slavery Time, when Hope was a seed waiting to be planted, Isabella lived in a cellar where th...

    This is as much a refection on character as biography. The sense of who this woman was and her deep inner courage are what readers will take away from this stunning book. Daniel Minter's gorgeous and moving illustrations are outstanding. Schmidt does a wonderful job of incorporating...

    I gave another book five stars just before reading this one, and had to go back to change it to four because it did not come close to this one. History, but also poetry and amazing illustrations. ...

    Stunning. So much more than a standard, picture book biography. I will hold this up for both Newbery and Caldecott. ...

    How Isabella Baumfree, born into slavery in New York State during the last years of the 18th century became one of the most outspoken and influential people in American history and acquired the name Sojourner Truth. Schmidt?s biography and Minter?s powerful illustrations emphasizes...

    Beautiful, poetic, and empowering. Everyone should read this. ...

    Written by Gary D. Schmidt, So Tall Within walks us through the life of Sojourner Truth on her way to freedom and living as an adult with a mission... freedom for slaves. I loved the set up of this lovely picture book, which is geared toward children 4-8 years old. The vignettes that o...

    Isabella grew up in slavery, sold away from her mother when she was nine. She did hard labor for years, sometimes with no shoes in the winter and other times with no sleep at night because of the work expected of her. One year after she had been forced to marry a man and had five child...

    Daring to dream of a better life, taking action to gain her own freedom, and speaking out for her rights and the rights of others are only a few of the reasons that the name of Sojourner Truth should be known to today's students of history. Born into slavery in New York as Isabella Bau...

    Wow. What a gorgeous book about a giant of a woman! What would it have been like to live at the time when this woman walked this land, speaking her truth? It is mind-boggling that in the 1800s, in addition to speaking out against slavery and the ways she had been personally violated, s...

    How do you stand tall when life keeps knocking you down? Sojourner Truth somehow stood taller and taller no matter how much harder her life in slavery was, and she was of course tallest when she grabbed her freedom and began the long trek of telling her story, demanding justice for all...

    Breathtaking... First the metaphors: "In Slavery Time when Hope was a seed waiting to be planted..." combined with symbolic illustrations, create a sort of poetic narrative. If followed, just those pages of metaphors could inspire rich conversations and could be used as mentor texts...

    This book is absolutely gorgeous and I hope it wins all of the awards and gets all of the stars. Schmidt's prose is lyrical but also pulls no punches as he describes Sojourner Truth's early life and chronicles her journey from being born in slavery to becoming one of the most important...

    This is a prime example of what a picture book can be. So much of the story is told through these superb pictures. I swear, the woman grew taller as the story proceeded. Within those historic pictures is strong truth. Beautifully rendered, a few conveyed the sense of all the others Isa...

    The illustrations are emotive and beautiful. Take your time with this one, and let each page hold you for a moment. I appreciated the biographical note, bibliography, and artist?s note at the end. After reading the artist?s note, I had to go back and look at some illustrations ...

  • Becky
    Sep 28, 2018

    The story of Sojourner Truth is the story of a great American hero who forced society to live up to the promises that were so often made - but not kept. Relevant today (more than ever) and will be even more relevant in years to come - the art is beautiful. ...

    An incredible story, told in a way that is accessible--truly--to all ages. Excellent backmatter and additional sources as well. ...

    Her biography is absolutely breathtaking artwork combined with a thoughtful sentence interspersed throughout a lengthier picture book biography that educates those that don't know how influential she was as a "first female", one that made a tremendous impact and was listed in Smithsoni...

    A picture book on slavery and the life of Sojourner Truth. This was fantastic - in true Gary Schmidt form - it is full of thoughtful lines, tender reminiscing, and truth. What a fantastic story to share with our young readers. ...

  • Michele Knott
    Oct 27, 2018

    The story of Sojourner Truth is the story of a great American hero who forced society to live up to the promises that were so often made - but not kept. Relevant today (more than ever) and will be even more relevant in years to come - the art is beautiful. ...

    An incredible story, told in a way that is accessible--truly--to all ages. Excellent backmatter and additional sources as well. ...

    Her biography is absolutely breathtaking artwork combined with a thoughtful sentence interspersed throughout a lengthier picture book biography that educates those that don't know how influential she was as a "first female", one that made a tremendous impact and was listed in Smithsoni...

    A picture book on slavery and the life of Sojourner Truth. This was fantastic - in true Gary Schmidt form - it is full of thoughtful lines, tender reminiscing, and truth. What a fantastic story to share with our young readers. ...

    Poetic, powerful, Caldecott worthy. ...

    Schmidt's back matter in this book is an example of how another book featuring Sojourner Truth can be part of a "gate fold experience" as he presents other texts that feature this heroic black figure. Minter's weaving of a modern day parallels in verse and visual add an important layer...

    The poetic format of this story will stick with me longer than the words from any history text. Prepare to spend time lingering over the details in the illustrations. ...

  • Pam
    Nov 01, 2018

    The story of Sojourner Truth is the story of a great American hero who forced society to live up to the promises that were so often made - but not kept. Relevant today (more than ever) and will be even more relevant in years to come - the art is beautiful. ...

    An incredible story, told in a way that is accessible--truly--to all ages. Excellent backmatter and additional sources as well. ...

    Her biography is absolutely breathtaking artwork combined with a thoughtful sentence interspersed throughout a lengthier picture book biography that educates those that don't know how influential she was as a "first female", one that made a tremendous impact and was listed in Smithsoni...

    A picture book on slavery and the life of Sojourner Truth. This was fantastic - in true Gary Schmidt form - it is full of thoughtful lines, tender reminiscing, and truth. What a fantastic story to share with our young readers. ...

    Poetic, powerful, Caldecott worthy. ...

    Schmidt's back matter in this book is an example of how another book featuring Sojourner Truth can be part of a "gate fold experience" as he presents other texts that feature this heroic black figure. Minter's weaving of a modern day parallels in verse and visual add an important layer...

    The poetic format of this story will stick with me longer than the words from any history text. Prepare to spend time lingering over the details in the illustrations. ...

    This is a very short book for young readers. Even though it?s short it?s a good introduction and they can read more about her as the grow older. Sad, inspiring and informative. ...

    Richie?s Picks: SO TALL WITHIN: SOJOURNER TRUTH?S LONG WALK TOWARD FREEDOM by Gary D. Schmidt and Daniel Minter, ill., Roaring Brook, September 2018, 48p., ISBN: 978-1-62672-872-1 ?In Slavery Time, when Hope was a seed waiting to be planted, Isabella lived in a cellar where th...

    This is as much a refection on character as biography. The sense of who this woman was and her deep inner courage are what readers will take away from this stunning book. Daniel Minter's gorgeous and moving illustrations are outstanding. Schmidt does a wonderful job of incorporating...

    I gave another book five stars just before reading this one, and had to go back to change it to four because it did not come close to this one. History, but also poetry and amazing illustrations. ...

    Stunning. So much more than a standard, picture book biography. I will hold this up for both Newbery and Caldecott. ...

    How Isabella Baumfree, born into slavery in New York State during the last years of the 18th century became one of the most outspoken and influential people in American history and acquired the name Sojourner Truth. Schmidt?s biography and Minter?s powerful illustrations emphasizes...

    Beautiful, poetic, and empowering. Everyone should read this. ...

    Written by Gary D. Schmidt, So Tall Within walks us through the life of Sojourner Truth on her way to freedom and living as an adult with a mission... freedom for slaves. I loved the set up of this lovely picture book, which is geared toward children 4-8 years old. The vignettes that o...

    Isabella grew up in slavery, sold away from her mother when she was nine. She did hard labor for years, sometimes with no shoes in the winter and other times with no sleep at night because of the work expected of her. One year after she had been forced to marry a man and had five child...

    Daring to dream of a better life, taking action to gain her own freedom, and speaking out for her rights and the rights of others are only a few of the reasons that the name of Sojourner Truth should be known to today's students of history. Born into slavery in New York as Isabella Bau...

    Wow. What a gorgeous book about a giant of a woman! What would it have been like to live at the time when this woman walked this land, speaking her truth? It is mind-boggling that in the 1800s, in addition to speaking out against slavery and the ways she had been personally violated, s...

    How do you stand tall when life keeps knocking you down? Sojourner Truth somehow stood taller and taller no matter how much harder her life in slavery was, and she was of course tallest when she grabbed her freedom and began the long trek of telling her story, demanding justice for all...

    Breathtaking... First the metaphors: "In Slavery Time when Hope was a seed waiting to be planted..." combined with symbolic illustrations, create a sort of poetic narrative. If followed, just those pages of metaphors could inspire rich conversations and could be used as mentor texts...

    This book is absolutely gorgeous and I hope it wins all of the awards and gets all of the stars. Schmidt's prose is lyrical but also pulls no punches as he describes Sojourner Truth's early life and chronicles her journey from being born in slavery to becoming one of the most important...

    This is a prime example of what a picture book can be. So much of the story is told through these superb pictures. I swear, the woman grew taller as the story proceeded. Within those historic pictures is strong truth. Beautifully rendered, a few conveyed the sense of all the others Isa...

    The illustrations are emotive and beautiful. Take your time with this one, and let each page hold you for a moment. I appreciated the biographical note, bibliography, and artist?s note at the end. After reading the artist?s note, I had to go back and look at some illustrations ...

    The language here is so beautiful, but it tells the story of slavery without being graphic and without flinching from the truth. The illustrations were perfect for the poetry, tone, and the time of the story. This is a great way to introduce children to Sojourner Truth. ...

    Nice biographical story of Sojourner Truth, her childhood, and her life's mission. ...

    Has excellent historical, bibliographical and artist notes that touch on historiography and present day context in a meaningful and accessible way. ...

    What a beautiful book teaching our kids about a beautiful woman. ...

    The illustrations in this book are gorgeous. And the text is powerful. ...

    The story of Sojourner Truth from childhood through her powerful years of speaking out for freedom. Gorgeous illustrations support the text. ...

  • Paul  Hankins
    Jun 20, 2018

    The story of Sojourner Truth is the story of a great American hero who forced society to live up to the promises that were so often made - but not kept. Relevant today (more than ever) and will be even more relevant in years to come - the art is beautiful. ...

    An incredible story, told in a way that is accessible--truly--to all ages. Excellent backmatter and additional sources as well. ...

    Her biography is absolutely breathtaking artwork combined with a thoughtful sentence interspersed throughout a lengthier picture book biography that educates those that don't know how influential she was as a "first female", one that made a tremendous impact and was listed in Smithsoni...

    A picture book on slavery and the life of Sojourner Truth. This was fantastic - in true Gary Schmidt form - it is full of thoughtful lines, tender reminiscing, and truth. What a fantastic story to share with our young readers. ...

    Poetic, powerful, Caldecott worthy. ...

    Schmidt's back matter in this book is an example of how another book featuring Sojourner Truth can be part of a "gate fold experience" as he presents other texts that feature this heroic black figure. Minter's weaving of a modern day parallels in verse and visual add an important layer...

  • Jen
    Mar 02, 2019

    The story of Sojourner Truth is the story of a great American hero who forced society to live up to the promises that were so often made - but not kept. Relevant today (more than ever) and will be even more relevant in years to come - the art is beautiful. ...

    An incredible story, told in a way that is accessible--truly--to all ages. Excellent backmatter and additional sources as well. ...

    Her biography is absolutely breathtaking artwork combined with a thoughtful sentence interspersed throughout a lengthier picture book biography that educates those that don't know how influential she was as a "first female", one that made a tremendous impact and was listed in Smithsoni...

    A picture book on slavery and the life of Sojourner Truth. This was fantastic - in true Gary Schmidt form - it is full of thoughtful lines, tender reminiscing, and truth. What a fantastic story to share with our young readers. ...

    Poetic, powerful, Caldecott worthy. ...

    Schmidt's back matter in this book is an example of how another book featuring Sojourner Truth can be part of a "gate fold experience" as he presents other texts that feature this heroic black figure. Minter's weaving of a modern day parallels in verse and visual add an important layer...

    The poetic format of this story will stick with me longer than the words from any history text. Prepare to spend time lingering over the details in the illustrations. ...

    This is a very short book for young readers. Even though it?s short it?s a good introduction and they can read more about her as the grow older. Sad, inspiring and informative. ...

    Richie?s Picks: SO TALL WITHIN: SOJOURNER TRUTH?S LONG WALK TOWARD FREEDOM by Gary D. Schmidt and Daniel Minter, ill., Roaring Brook, September 2018, 48p., ISBN: 978-1-62672-872-1 ?In Slavery Time, when Hope was a seed waiting to be planted, Isabella lived in a cellar where th...

    This is as much a refection on character as biography. The sense of who this woman was and her deep inner courage are what readers will take away from this stunning book. Daniel Minter's gorgeous and moving illustrations are outstanding. Schmidt does a wonderful job of incorporating...

    I gave another book five stars just before reading this one, and had to go back to change it to four because it did not come close to this one. History, but also poetry and amazing illustrations. ...

    Stunning. So much more than a standard, picture book biography. I will hold this up for both Newbery and Caldecott. ...

    How Isabella Baumfree, born into slavery in New York State during the last years of the 18th century became one of the most outspoken and influential people in American history and acquired the name Sojourner Truth. Schmidt?s biography and Minter?s powerful illustrations emphasizes...

    Beautiful, poetic, and empowering. Everyone should read this. ...

    Written by Gary D. Schmidt, So Tall Within walks us through the life of Sojourner Truth on her way to freedom and living as an adult with a mission... freedom for slaves. I loved the set up of this lovely picture book, which is geared toward children 4-8 years old. The vignettes that o...

    Isabella grew up in slavery, sold away from her mother when she was nine. She did hard labor for years, sometimes with no shoes in the winter and other times with no sleep at night because of the work expected of her. One year after she had been forced to marry a man and had five child...

    Daring to dream of a better life, taking action to gain her own freedom, and speaking out for her rights and the rights of others are only a few of the reasons that the name of Sojourner Truth should be known to today's students of history. Born into slavery in New York as Isabella Bau...

    Wow. What a gorgeous book about a giant of a woman! What would it have been like to live at the time when this woman walked this land, speaking her truth? It is mind-boggling that in the 1800s, in addition to speaking out against slavery and the ways she had been personally violated, s...

    How do you stand tall when life keeps knocking you down? Sojourner Truth somehow stood taller and taller no matter how much harder her life in slavery was, and she was of course tallest when she grabbed her freedom and began the long trek of telling her story, demanding justice for all...

    Breathtaking... First the metaphors: "In Slavery Time when Hope was a seed waiting to be planted..." combined with symbolic illustrations, create a sort of poetic narrative. If followed, just those pages of metaphors could inspire rich conversations and could be used as mentor texts...

    This book is absolutely gorgeous and I hope it wins all of the awards and gets all of the stars. Schmidt's prose is lyrical but also pulls no punches as he describes Sojourner Truth's early life and chronicles her journey from being born in slavery to becoming one of the most important...

    This is a prime example of what a picture book can be. So much of the story is told through these superb pictures. I swear, the woman grew taller as the story proceeded. Within those historic pictures is strong truth. Beautifully rendered, a few conveyed the sense of all the others Isa...

    The illustrations are emotive and beautiful. Take your time with this one, and let each page hold you for a moment. I appreciated the biographical note, bibliography, and artist?s note at the end. After reading the artist?s note, I had to go back and look at some illustrations ...

    The language here is so beautiful, but it tells the story of slavery without being graphic and without flinching from the truth. The illustrations were perfect for the poetry, tone, and the time of the story. This is a great way to introduce children to Sojourner Truth. ...

  • Lynn Plourde
    Nov 17, 2018

    The story of Sojourner Truth is the story of a great American hero who forced society to live up to the promises that were so often made - but not kept. Relevant today (more than ever) and will be even more relevant in years to come - the art is beautiful. ...

    An incredible story, told in a way that is accessible--truly--to all ages. Excellent backmatter and additional sources as well. ...

    Her biography is absolutely breathtaking artwork combined with a thoughtful sentence interspersed throughout a lengthier picture book biography that educates those that don't know how influential she was as a "first female", one that made a tremendous impact and was listed in Smithsoni...

    A picture book on slavery and the life of Sojourner Truth. This was fantastic - in true Gary Schmidt form - it is full of thoughtful lines, tender reminiscing, and truth. What a fantastic story to share with our young readers. ...

    Poetic, powerful, Caldecott worthy. ...

  • Emily
    Dec 08, 2018

    The story of Sojourner Truth is the story of a great American hero who forced society to live up to the promises that were so often made - but not kept. Relevant today (more than ever) and will be even more relevant in years to come - the art is beautiful. ...

    An incredible story, told in a way that is accessible--truly--to all ages. Excellent backmatter and additional sources as well. ...

    Her biography is absolutely breathtaking artwork combined with a thoughtful sentence interspersed throughout a lengthier picture book biography that educates those that don't know how influential she was as a "first female", one that made a tremendous impact and was listed in Smithsoni...

    A picture book on slavery and the life of Sojourner Truth. This was fantastic - in true Gary Schmidt form - it is full of thoughtful lines, tender reminiscing, and truth. What a fantastic story to share with our young readers. ...

    Poetic, powerful, Caldecott worthy. ...

    Schmidt's back matter in this book is an example of how another book featuring Sojourner Truth can be part of a "gate fold experience" as he presents other texts that feature this heroic black figure. Minter's weaving of a modern day parallels in verse and visual add an important layer...

    The poetic format of this story will stick with me longer than the words from any history text. Prepare to spend time lingering over the details in the illustrations. ...

    This is a very short book for young readers. Even though it?s short it?s a good introduction and they can read more about her as the grow older. Sad, inspiring and informative. ...

    Richie?s Picks: SO TALL WITHIN: SOJOURNER TRUTH?S LONG WALK TOWARD FREEDOM by Gary D. Schmidt and Daniel Minter, ill., Roaring Brook, September 2018, 48p., ISBN: 978-1-62672-872-1 ?In Slavery Time, when Hope was a seed waiting to be planted, Isabella lived in a cellar where th...

    This is as much a refection on character as biography. The sense of who this woman was and her deep inner courage are what readers will take away from this stunning book. Daniel Minter's gorgeous and moving illustrations are outstanding. Schmidt does a wonderful job of incorporating...

    I gave another book five stars just before reading this one, and had to go back to change it to four because it did not come close to this one. History, but also poetry and amazing illustrations. ...

    Stunning. So much more than a standard, picture book biography. I will hold this up for both Newbery and Caldecott. ...

    How Isabella Baumfree, born into slavery in New York State during the last years of the 18th century became one of the most outspoken and influential people in American history and acquired the name Sojourner Truth. Schmidt?s biography and Minter?s powerful illustrations emphasizes...

    Beautiful, poetic, and empowering. Everyone should read this. ...

    Written by Gary D. Schmidt, So Tall Within walks us through the life of Sojourner Truth on her way to freedom and living as an adult with a mission... freedom for slaves. I loved the set up of this lovely picture book, which is geared toward children 4-8 years old. The vignettes that o...

    Isabella grew up in slavery, sold away from her mother when she was nine. She did hard labor for years, sometimes with no shoes in the winter and other times with no sleep at night because of the work expected of her. One year after she had been forced to marry a man and had five child...

    Daring to dream of a better life, taking action to gain her own freedom, and speaking out for her rights and the rights of others are only a few of the reasons that the name of Sojourner Truth should be known to today's students of history. Born into slavery in New York as Isabella Bau...

    Wow. What a gorgeous book about a giant of a woman! What would it have been like to live at the time when this woman walked this land, speaking her truth? It is mind-boggling that in the 1800s, in addition to speaking out against slavery and the ways she had been personally violated, s...

    How do you stand tall when life keeps knocking you down? Sojourner Truth somehow stood taller and taller no matter how much harder her life in slavery was, and she was of course tallest when she grabbed her freedom and began the long trek of telling her story, demanding justice for all...

    Breathtaking... First the metaphors: "In Slavery Time when Hope was a seed waiting to be planted..." combined with symbolic illustrations, create a sort of poetic narrative. If followed, just those pages of metaphors could inspire rich conversations and could be used as mentor texts...

    This book is absolutely gorgeous and I hope it wins all of the awards and gets all of the stars. Schmidt's prose is lyrical but also pulls no punches as he describes Sojourner Truth's early life and chronicles her journey from being born in slavery to becoming one of the most important...

    This is a prime example of what a picture book can be. So much of the story is told through these superb pictures. I swear, the woman grew taller as the story proceeded. Within those historic pictures is strong truth. Beautifully rendered, a few conveyed the sense of all the others Isa...

    The illustrations are emotive and beautiful. Take your time with this one, and let each page hold you for a moment. I appreciated the biographical note, bibliography, and artist?s note at the end. After reading the artist?s note, I had to go back and look at some illustrations ...

    The language here is so beautiful, but it tells the story of slavery without being graphic and without flinching from the truth. The illustrations were perfect for the poetry, tone, and the time of the story. This is a great way to introduce children to Sojourner Truth. ...

    Nice biographical story of Sojourner Truth, her childhood, and her life's mission. ...

    Has excellent historical, bibliographical and artist notes that touch on historiography and present day context in a meaningful and accessible way. ...

  • Deidre
    Oct 29, 2018

    The story of Sojourner Truth is the story of a great American hero who forced society to live up to the promises that were so often made - but not kept. Relevant today (more than ever) and will be even more relevant in years to come - the art is beautiful. ...

    An incredible story, told in a way that is accessible--truly--to all ages. Excellent backmatter and additional sources as well. ...

    Her biography is absolutely breathtaking artwork combined with a thoughtful sentence interspersed throughout a lengthier picture book biography that educates those that don't know how influential she was as a "first female", one that made a tremendous impact and was listed in Smithsoni...

    A picture book on slavery and the life of Sojourner Truth. This was fantastic - in true Gary Schmidt form - it is full of thoughtful lines, tender reminiscing, and truth. What a fantastic story to share with our young readers. ...

    Poetic, powerful, Caldecott worthy. ...

    Schmidt's back matter in this book is an example of how another book featuring Sojourner Truth can be part of a "gate fold experience" as he presents other texts that feature this heroic black figure. Minter's weaving of a modern day parallels in verse and visual add an important layer...

    The poetic format of this story will stick with me longer than the words from any history text. Prepare to spend time lingering over the details in the illustrations. ...

    This is a very short book for young readers. Even though it?s short it?s a good introduction and they can read more about her as the grow older. Sad, inspiring and informative. ...

    Richie?s Picks: SO TALL WITHIN: SOJOURNER TRUTH?S LONG WALK TOWARD FREEDOM by Gary D. Schmidt and Daniel Minter, ill., Roaring Brook, September 2018, 48p., ISBN: 978-1-62672-872-1 ?In Slavery Time, when Hope was a seed waiting to be planted, Isabella lived in a cellar where th...

    This is as much a refection on character as biography. The sense of who this woman was and her deep inner courage are what readers will take away from this stunning book. Daniel Minter's gorgeous and moving illustrations are outstanding. Schmidt does a wonderful job of incorporating...

    I gave another book five stars just before reading this one, and had to go back to change it to four because it did not come close to this one. History, but also poetry and amazing illustrations. ...

  • Mary
    Nov 27, 2018

    The story of Sojourner Truth is the story of a great American hero who forced society to live up to the promises that were so often made - but not kept. Relevant today (more than ever) and will be even more relevant in years to come - the art is beautiful. ...

    An incredible story, told in a way that is accessible--truly--to all ages. Excellent backmatter and additional sources as well. ...

    Her biography is absolutely breathtaking artwork combined with a thoughtful sentence interspersed throughout a lengthier picture book biography that educates those that don't know how influential she was as a "first female", one that made a tremendous impact and was listed in Smithsoni...

    A picture book on slavery and the life of Sojourner Truth. This was fantastic - in true Gary Schmidt form - it is full of thoughtful lines, tender reminiscing, and truth. What a fantastic story to share with our young readers. ...

    Poetic, powerful, Caldecott worthy. ...

    Schmidt's back matter in this book is an example of how another book featuring Sojourner Truth can be part of a "gate fold experience" as he presents other texts that feature this heroic black figure. Minter's weaving of a modern day parallels in verse and visual add an important layer...

    The poetic format of this story will stick with me longer than the words from any history text. Prepare to spend time lingering over the details in the illustrations. ...

    This is a very short book for young readers. Even though it?s short it?s a good introduction and they can read more about her as the grow older. Sad, inspiring and informative. ...

    Richie?s Picks: SO TALL WITHIN: SOJOURNER TRUTH?S LONG WALK TOWARD FREEDOM by Gary D. Schmidt and Daniel Minter, ill., Roaring Brook, September 2018, 48p., ISBN: 978-1-62672-872-1 ?In Slavery Time, when Hope was a seed waiting to be planted, Isabella lived in a cellar where th...

    This is as much a refection on character as biography. The sense of who this woman was and her deep inner courage are what readers will take away from this stunning book. Daniel Minter's gorgeous and moving illustrations are outstanding. Schmidt does a wonderful job of incorporating...

    I gave another book five stars just before reading this one, and had to go back to change it to four because it did not come close to this one. History, but also poetry and amazing illustrations. ...

    Stunning. So much more than a standard, picture book biography. I will hold this up for both Newbery and Caldecott. ...

    How Isabella Baumfree, born into slavery in New York State during the last years of the 18th century became one of the most outspoken and influential people in American history and acquired the name Sojourner Truth. Schmidt?s biography and Minter?s powerful illustrations emphasizes...

    Beautiful, poetic, and empowering. Everyone should read this. ...

    Written by Gary D. Schmidt, So Tall Within walks us through the life of Sojourner Truth on her way to freedom and living as an adult with a mission... freedom for slaves. I loved the set up of this lovely picture book, which is geared toward children 4-8 years old. The vignettes that o...

    Isabella grew up in slavery, sold away from her mother when she was nine. She did hard labor for years, sometimes with no shoes in the winter and other times with no sleep at night because of the work expected of her. One year after she had been forced to marry a man and had five child...

    Daring to dream of a better life, taking action to gain her own freedom, and speaking out for her rights and the rights of others are only a few of the reasons that the name of Sojourner Truth should be known to today's students of history. Born into slavery in New York as Isabella Bau...

    Wow. What a gorgeous book about a giant of a woman! What would it have been like to live at the time when this woman walked this land, speaking her truth? It is mind-boggling that in the 1800s, in addition to speaking out against slavery and the ways she had been personally violated, s...

    How do you stand tall when life keeps knocking you down? Sojourner Truth somehow stood taller and taller no matter how much harder her life in slavery was, and she was of course tallest when she grabbed her freedom and began the long trek of telling her story, demanding justice for all...

    Breathtaking... First the metaphors: "In Slavery Time when Hope was a seed waiting to be planted..." combined with symbolic illustrations, create a sort of poetic narrative. If followed, just those pages of metaphors could inspire rich conversations and could be used as mentor texts...

    This book is absolutely gorgeous and I hope it wins all of the awards and gets all of the stars. Schmidt's prose is lyrical but also pulls no punches as he describes Sojourner Truth's early life and chronicles her journey from being born in slavery to becoming one of the most important...

    This is a prime example of what a picture book can be. So much of the story is told through these superb pictures. I swear, the woman grew taller as the story proceeded. Within those historic pictures is strong truth. Beautifully rendered, a few conveyed the sense of all the others Isa...

  • Lindsey
    Nov 26, 2018

    The story of Sojourner Truth is the story of a great American hero who forced society to live up to the promises that were so often made - but not kept. Relevant today (more than ever) and will be even more relevant in years to come - the art is beautiful. ...

    An incredible story, told in a way that is accessible--truly--to all ages. Excellent backmatter and additional sources as well. ...

    Her biography is absolutely breathtaking artwork combined with a thoughtful sentence interspersed throughout a lengthier picture book biography that educates those that don't know how influential she was as a "first female", one that made a tremendous impact and was listed in Smithsoni...

    A picture book on slavery and the life of Sojourner Truth. This was fantastic - in true Gary Schmidt form - it is full of thoughtful lines, tender reminiscing, and truth. What a fantastic story to share with our young readers. ...

    Poetic, powerful, Caldecott worthy. ...

    Schmidt's back matter in this book is an example of how another book featuring Sojourner Truth can be part of a "gate fold experience" as he presents other texts that feature this heroic black figure. Minter's weaving of a modern day parallels in verse and visual add an important layer...

    The poetic format of this story will stick with me longer than the words from any history text. Prepare to spend time lingering over the details in the illustrations. ...

    This is a very short book for young readers. Even though it?s short it?s a good introduction and they can read more about her as the grow older. Sad, inspiring and informative. ...

    Richie?s Picks: SO TALL WITHIN: SOJOURNER TRUTH?S LONG WALK TOWARD FREEDOM by Gary D. Schmidt and Daniel Minter, ill., Roaring Brook, September 2018, 48p., ISBN: 978-1-62672-872-1 ?In Slavery Time, when Hope was a seed waiting to be planted, Isabella lived in a cellar where th...

    This is as much a refection on character as biography. The sense of who this woman was and her deep inner courage are what readers will take away from this stunning book. Daniel Minter's gorgeous and moving illustrations are outstanding. Schmidt does a wonderful job of incorporating...

    I gave another book five stars just before reading this one, and had to go back to change it to four because it did not come close to this one. History, but also poetry and amazing illustrations. ...

    Stunning. So much more than a standard, picture book biography. I will hold this up for both Newbery and Caldecott. ...

    How Isabella Baumfree, born into slavery in New York State during the last years of the 18th century became one of the most outspoken and influential people in American history and acquired the name Sojourner Truth. Schmidt?s biography and Minter?s powerful illustrations emphasizes...

    Beautiful, poetic, and empowering. Everyone should read this. ...

    Written by Gary D. Schmidt, So Tall Within walks us through the life of Sojourner Truth on her way to freedom and living as an adult with a mission... freedom for slaves. I loved the set up of this lovely picture book, which is geared toward children 4-8 years old. The vignettes that o...

    Isabella grew up in slavery, sold away from her mother when she was nine. She did hard labor for years, sometimes with no shoes in the winter and other times with no sleep at night because of the work expected of her. One year after she had been forced to marry a man and had five child...

    Daring to dream of a better life, taking action to gain her own freedom, and speaking out for her rights and the rights of others are only a few of the reasons that the name of Sojourner Truth should be known to today's students of history. Born into slavery in New York as Isabella Bau...

    Wow. What a gorgeous book about a giant of a woman! What would it have been like to live at the time when this woman walked this land, speaking her truth? It is mind-boggling that in the 1800s, in addition to speaking out against slavery and the ways she had been personally violated, s...

    How do you stand tall when life keeps knocking you down? Sojourner Truth somehow stood taller and taller no matter how much harder her life in slavery was, and she was of course tallest when she grabbed her freedom and began the long trek of telling her story, demanding justice for all...

    Breathtaking... First the metaphors: "In Slavery Time when Hope was a seed waiting to be planted..." combined with symbolic illustrations, create a sort of poetic narrative. If followed, just those pages of metaphors could inspire rich conversations and could be used as mentor texts...

    This book is absolutely gorgeous and I hope it wins all of the awards and gets all of the stars. Schmidt's prose is lyrical but also pulls no punches as he describes Sojourner Truth's early life and chronicles her journey from being born in slavery to becoming one of the most important...

    This is a prime example of what a picture book can be. So much of the story is told through these superb pictures. I swear, the woman grew taller as the story proceeded. Within those historic pictures is strong truth. Beautifully rendered, a few conveyed the sense of all the others Isa...

    The illustrations are emotive and beautiful. Take your time with this one, and let each page hold you for a moment. I appreciated the biographical note, bibliography, and artist?s note at the end. After reading the artist?s note, I had to go back and look at some illustrations ...

    The language here is so beautiful, but it tells the story of slavery without being graphic and without flinching from the truth. The illustrations were perfect for the poetry, tone, and the time of the story. This is a great way to introduce children to Sojourner Truth. ...

    Nice biographical story of Sojourner Truth, her childhood, and her life's mission. ...

    Has excellent historical, bibliographical and artist notes that touch on historiography and present day context in a meaningful and accessible way. ...

    What a beautiful book teaching our kids about a beautiful woman. ...

  • Laura G
    Oct 02, 2018

    The story of Sojourner Truth is the story of a great American hero who forced society to live up to the promises that were so often made - but not kept. Relevant today (more than ever) and will be even more relevant in years to come - the art is beautiful. ...

    An incredible story, told in a way that is accessible--truly--to all ages. Excellent backmatter and additional sources as well. ...

    Her biography is absolutely breathtaking artwork combined with a thoughtful sentence interspersed throughout a lengthier picture book biography that educates those that don't know how influential she was as a "first female", one that made a tremendous impact and was listed in Smithsoni...

    A picture book on slavery and the life of Sojourner Truth. This was fantastic - in true Gary Schmidt form - it is full of thoughtful lines, tender reminiscing, and truth. What a fantastic story to share with our young readers. ...

    Poetic, powerful, Caldecott worthy. ...

    Schmidt's back matter in this book is an example of how another book featuring Sojourner Truth can be part of a "gate fold experience" as he presents other texts that feature this heroic black figure. Minter's weaving of a modern day parallels in verse and visual add an important layer...

    The poetic format of this story will stick with me longer than the words from any history text. Prepare to spend time lingering over the details in the illustrations. ...

    This is a very short book for young readers. Even though it?s short it?s a good introduction and they can read more about her as the grow older. Sad, inspiring and informative. ...

    Richie?s Picks: SO TALL WITHIN: SOJOURNER TRUTH?S LONG WALK TOWARD FREEDOM by Gary D. Schmidt and Daniel Minter, ill., Roaring Brook, September 2018, 48p., ISBN: 978-1-62672-872-1 ?In Slavery Time, when Hope was a seed waiting to be planted, Isabella lived in a cellar where th...

    This is as much a refection on character as biography. The sense of who this woman was and her deep inner courage are what readers will take away from this stunning book. Daniel Minter's gorgeous and moving illustrations are outstanding. Schmidt does a wonderful job of incorporating...

    I gave another book five stars just before reading this one, and had to go back to change it to four because it did not come close to this one. History, but also poetry and amazing illustrations. ...

    Stunning. So much more than a standard, picture book biography. I will hold this up for both Newbery and Caldecott. ...

    How Isabella Baumfree, born into slavery in New York State during the last years of the 18th century became one of the most outspoken and influential people in American history and acquired the name Sojourner Truth. Schmidt?s biography and Minter?s powerful illustrations emphasizes...

    Beautiful, poetic, and empowering. Everyone should read this. ...

    Written by Gary D. Schmidt, So Tall Within walks us through the life of Sojourner Truth on her way to freedom and living as an adult with a mission... freedom for slaves. I loved the set up of this lovely picture book, which is geared toward children 4-8 years old. The vignettes that o...

    Isabella grew up in slavery, sold away from her mother when she was nine. She did hard labor for years, sometimes with no shoes in the winter and other times with no sleep at night because of the work expected of her. One year after she had been forced to marry a man and had five child...

    Daring to dream of a better life, taking action to gain her own freedom, and speaking out for her rights and the rights of others are only a few of the reasons that the name of Sojourner Truth should be known to today's students of history. Born into slavery in New York as Isabella Bau...

    Wow. What a gorgeous book about a giant of a woman! What would it have been like to live at the time when this woman walked this land, speaking her truth? It is mind-boggling that in the 1800s, in addition to speaking out against slavery and the ways she had been personally violated, s...

  • Raven Black
    Oct 27, 2018

    The story of Sojourner Truth is the story of a great American hero who forced society to live up to the promises that were so often made - but not kept. Relevant today (more than ever) and will be even more relevant in years to come - the art is beautiful. ...

    An incredible story, told in a way that is accessible--truly--to all ages. Excellent backmatter and additional sources as well. ...

    Her biography is absolutely breathtaking artwork combined with a thoughtful sentence interspersed throughout a lengthier picture book biography that educates those that don't know how influential she was as a "first female", one that made a tremendous impact and was listed in Smithsoni...

    A picture book on slavery and the life of Sojourner Truth. This was fantastic - in true Gary Schmidt form - it is full of thoughtful lines, tender reminiscing, and truth. What a fantastic story to share with our young readers. ...

    Poetic, powerful, Caldecott worthy. ...

    Schmidt's back matter in this book is an example of how another book featuring Sojourner Truth can be part of a "gate fold experience" as he presents other texts that feature this heroic black figure. Minter's weaving of a modern day parallels in verse and visual add an important layer...

    The poetic format of this story will stick with me longer than the words from any history text. Prepare to spend time lingering over the details in the illustrations. ...

    This is a very short book for young readers. Even though it?s short it?s a good introduction and they can read more about her as the grow older. Sad, inspiring and informative. ...

    Richie?s Picks: SO TALL WITHIN: SOJOURNER TRUTH?S LONG WALK TOWARD FREEDOM by Gary D. Schmidt and Daniel Minter, ill., Roaring Brook, September 2018, 48p., ISBN: 978-1-62672-872-1 ?In Slavery Time, when Hope was a seed waiting to be planted, Isabella lived in a cellar where th...

    This is as much a refection on character as biography. The sense of who this woman was and her deep inner courage are what readers will take away from this stunning book. Daniel Minter's gorgeous and moving illustrations are outstanding. Schmidt does a wonderful job of incorporating...

    I gave another book five stars just before reading this one, and had to go back to change it to four because it did not come close to this one. History, but also poetry and amazing illustrations. ...

    Stunning. So much more than a standard, picture book biography. I will hold this up for both Newbery and Caldecott. ...

    How Isabella Baumfree, born into slavery in New York State during the last years of the 18th century became one of the most outspoken and influential people in American history and acquired the name Sojourner Truth. Schmidt?s biography and Minter?s powerful illustrations emphasizes...

    Beautiful, poetic, and empowering. Everyone should read this. ...

    Written by Gary D. Schmidt, So Tall Within walks us through the life of Sojourner Truth on her way to freedom and living as an adult with a mission... freedom for slaves. I loved the set up of this lovely picture book, which is geared toward children 4-8 years old. The vignettes that o...

    Isabella grew up in slavery, sold away from her mother when she was nine. She did hard labor for years, sometimes with no shoes in the winter and other times with no sleep at night because of the work expected of her. One year after she had been forced to marry a man and had five child...

    Daring to dream of a better life, taking action to gain her own freedom, and speaking out for her rights and the rights of others are only a few of the reasons that the name of Sojourner Truth should be known to today's students of history. Born into slavery in New York as Isabella Bau...

    Wow. What a gorgeous book about a giant of a woman! What would it have been like to live at the time when this woman walked this land, speaking her truth? It is mind-boggling that in the 1800s, in addition to speaking out against slavery and the ways she had been personally violated, s...

    How do you stand tall when life keeps knocking you down? Sojourner Truth somehow stood taller and taller no matter how much harder her life in slavery was, and she was of course tallest when she grabbed her freedom and began the long trek of telling her story, demanding justice for all...

    Breathtaking... First the metaphors: "In Slavery Time when Hope was a seed waiting to be planted..." combined with symbolic illustrations, create a sort of poetic narrative. If followed, just those pages of metaphors could inspire rich conversations and could be used as mentor texts...

    This book is absolutely gorgeous and I hope it wins all of the awards and gets all of the stars. Schmidt's prose is lyrical but also pulls no punches as he describes Sojourner Truth's early life and chronicles her journey from being born in slavery to becoming one of the most important...

    This is a prime example of what a picture book can be. So much of the story is told through these superb pictures. I swear, the woman grew taller as the story proceeded. Within those historic pictures is strong truth. Beautifully rendered, a few conveyed the sense of all the others Isa...

    The illustrations are emotive and beautiful. Take your time with this one, and let each page hold you for a moment. I appreciated the biographical note, bibliography, and artist?s note at the end. After reading the artist?s note, I had to go back and look at some illustrations ...

    The language here is so beautiful, but it tells the story of slavery without being graphic and without flinching from the truth. The illustrations were perfect for the poetry, tone, and the time of the story. This is a great way to introduce children to Sojourner Truth. ...

    Nice biographical story of Sojourner Truth, her childhood, and her life's mission. ...

    Has excellent historical, bibliographical and artist notes that touch on historiography and present day context in a meaningful and accessible way. ...

    What a beautiful book teaching our kids about a beautiful woman. ...

    The illustrations in this book are gorgeous. And the text is powerful. ...

    The story of Sojourner Truth from childhood through her powerful years of speaking out for freedom. Gorgeous illustrations support the text. ...

    Illustrations grand. The side poem powerful. Main story smidgen choppy. AFTER THE second read: And while I still feel the story is choppy, and the side poem fantastic, I enjoyed it more the second time. And still am amazingly in love with the illustrations. ...

  • Annette Vellenga
    Jun 19, 2018

    The story of Sojourner Truth is the story of a great American hero who forced society to live up to the promises that were so often made - but not kept. Relevant today (more than ever) and will be even more relevant in years to come - the art is beautiful. ...

    An incredible story, told in a way that is accessible--truly--to all ages. Excellent backmatter and additional sources as well. ...

    Her biography is absolutely breathtaking artwork combined with a thoughtful sentence interspersed throughout a lengthier picture book biography that educates those that don't know how influential she was as a "first female", one that made a tremendous impact and was listed in Smithsoni...

    A picture book on slavery and the life of Sojourner Truth. This was fantastic - in true Gary Schmidt form - it is full of thoughtful lines, tender reminiscing, and truth. What a fantastic story to share with our young readers. ...

    Poetic, powerful, Caldecott worthy. ...

    Schmidt's back matter in this book is an example of how another book featuring Sojourner Truth can be part of a "gate fold experience" as he presents other texts that feature this heroic black figure. Minter's weaving of a modern day parallels in verse and visual add an important layer...

    The poetic format of this story will stick with me longer than the words from any history text. Prepare to spend time lingering over the details in the illustrations. ...

    This is a very short book for young readers. Even though it?s short it?s a good introduction and they can read more about her as the grow older. Sad, inspiring and informative. ...

    Richie?s Picks: SO TALL WITHIN: SOJOURNER TRUTH?S LONG WALK TOWARD FREEDOM by Gary D. Schmidt and Daniel Minter, ill., Roaring Brook, September 2018, 48p., ISBN: 978-1-62672-872-1 ?In Slavery Time, when Hope was a seed waiting to be planted, Isabella lived in a cellar where th...

    This is as much a refection on character as biography. The sense of who this woman was and her deep inner courage are what readers will take away from this stunning book. Daniel Minter's gorgeous and moving illustrations are outstanding. Schmidt does a wonderful job of incorporating...

    I gave another book five stars just before reading this one, and had to go back to change it to four because it did not come close to this one. History, but also poetry and amazing illustrations. ...

    Stunning. So much more than a standard, picture book biography. I will hold this up for both Newbery and Caldecott. ...

    How Isabella Baumfree, born into slavery in New York State during the last years of the 18th century became one of the most outspoken and influential people in American history and acquired the name Sojourner Truth. Schmidt?s biography and Minter?s powerful illustrations emphasizes...

    Beautiful, poetic, and empowering. Everyone should read this. ...

    Written by Gary D. Schmidt, So Tall Within walks us through the life of Sojourner Truth on her way to freedom and living as an adult with a mission... freedom for slaves. I loved the set up of this lovely picture book, which is geared toward children 4-8 years old. The vignettes that o...

  • Renee Weasley
    Apr 09, 2019

    The story of Sojourner Truth is the story of a great American hero who forced society to live up to the promises that were so often made - but not kept. Relevant today (more than ever) and will be even more relevant in years to come - the art is beautiful. ...

    An incredible story, told in a way that is accessible--truly--to all ages. Excellent backmatter and additional sources as well. ...

    Her biography is absolutely breathtaking artwork combined with a thoughtful sentence interspersed throughout a lengthier picture book biography that educates those that don't know how influential she was as a "first female", one that made a tremendous impact and was listed in Smithsoni...

    A picture book on slavery and the life of Sojourner Truth. This was fantastic - in true Gary Schmidt form - it is full of thoughtful lines, tender reminiscing, and truth. What a fantastic story to share with our young readers. ...

    Poetic, powerful, Caldecott worthy. ...

    Schmidt's back matter in this book is an example of how another book featuring Sojourner Truth can be part of a "gate fold experience" as he presents other texts that feature this heroic black figure. Minter's weaving of a modern day parallels in verse and visual add an important layer...

    The poetic format of this story will stick with me longer than the words from any history text. Prepare to spend time lingering over the details in the illustrations. ...

    This is a very short book for young readers. Even though it?s short it?s a good introduction and they can read more about her as the grow older. Sad, inspiring and informative. ...

    Richie?s Picks: SO TALL WITHIN: SOJOURNER TRUTH?S LONG WALK TOWARD FREEDOM by Gary D. Schmidt and Daniel Minter, ill., Roaring Brook, September 2018, 48p., ISBN: 978-1-62672-872-1 ?In Slavery Time, when Hope was a seed waiting to be planted, Isabella lived in a cellar where th...

    This is as much a refection on character as biography. The sense of who this woman was and her deep inner courage are what readers will take away from this stunning book. Daniel Minter's gorgeous and moving illustrations are outstanding. Schmidt does a wonderful job of incorporating...

    I gave another book five stars just before reading this one, and had to go back to change it to four because it did not come close to this one. History, but also poetry and amazing illustrations. ...

    Stunning. So much more than a standard, picture book biography. I will hold this up for both Newbery and Caldecott. ...

    How Isabella Baumfree, born into slavery in New York State during the last years of the 18th century became one of the most outspoken and influential people in American history and acquired the name Sojourner Truth. Schmidt?s biography and Minter?s powerful illustrations emphasizes...

    Beautiful, poetic, and empowering. Everyone should read this. ...

  • Jon(athan) Nakapalau
    Jun 06, 2019

    The story of Sojourner Truth is the story of a great American hero who forced society to live up to the promises that were so often made - but not kept. Relevant today (more than ever) and will be even more relevant in years to come - the art is beautiful. ...

  • Dee Dee G
    Jun 21, 2019

    The story of Sojourner Truth is the story of a great American hero who forced society to live up to the promises that were so often made - but not kept. Relevant today (more than ever) and will be even more relevant in years to come - the art is beautiful. ...

    An incredible story, told in a way that is accessible--truly--to all ages. Excellent backmatter and additional sources as well. ...

    Her biography is absolutely breathtaking artwork combined with a thoughtful sentence interspersed throughout a lengthier picture book biography that educates those that don't know how influential she was as a "first female", one that made a tremendous impact and was listed in Smithsoni...

    A picture book on slavery and the life of Sojourner Truth. This was fantastic - in true Gary Schmidt form - it is full of thoughtful lines, tender reminiscing, and truth. What a fantastic story to share with our young readers. ...

    Poetic, powerful, Caldecott worthy. ...

    Schmidt's back matter in this book is an example of how another book featuring Sojourner Truth can be part of a "gate fold experience" as he presents other texts that feature this heroic black figure. Minter's weaving of a modern day parallels in verse and visual add an important layer...

    The poetic format of this story will stick with me longer than the words from any history text. Prepare to spend time lingering over the details in the illustrations. ...

    This is a very short book for young readers. Even though it?s short it?s a good introduction and they can read more about her as the grow older. Sad, inspiring and informative. ...