This Close Reading lesson for Sojourner Truth's memoir regarding her experiences with a city's rail way, is ideal for either Black History Month or Women's History Month. Very high interest story - students find a lot to talk about with this.
It includes the text of the memoir, a First Impressions page, Close Reading Focus questions and an Essential Question.
Additionally, there is a poem by a Black poet that students analyze and then use for comparison to Sojourner Truth's memoir.
An excellent accompaniment to this short story is a lesson for a poem by Langston Hughes:
As I Grew Older
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