Frederick Douglass

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Frederick Douglass Abolitionist and Author

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-- Clear and concise biographies of the best-known Civil War personalities -- Includes interesting and informative sidebars -- Presented in an easy-to-read format -- Complements school curriculum
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Frederick Douglass for Kids His Life and Times, with 21 Activities

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Few Americans have had as much impact on this nation as Frederick Douglass. Born on a plantation, he later escaped slavery and helped others to freedom via the Underground Railroad. In time he became a bestselling author, an outspoken newspaper editor, a brilliant orator, a tireless abolitionist, and a brave civil rights leader. He was famous on both sides of the Atlantic in the years leading up to the Civil War, and when war broke out, Abraham Lincoln invited him to the White House for counsel and advice. Frederick Douglass for Kids follows the footsteps of a true hero, one of the leading African Americans of his day. And to better appreciate Douglass and his times, readers will: - form a debating club- create a sailor's tarpaulin hat and cravat that Douglass wore during his escape - make a Civil War haversack- participate in a microlending programand more

Frederick Douglass Lion Who Wrote History

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The go-to Frederick Douglass biography for younger students" (Booklist starred review).

In this powerful picture book biography, New York Times bestselling author Walter Dean Myers and acclaimed artist Floyd Cooper take readers on an inspiring journey through the life of Frederick Douglass.

Frederick Douglass was born into slavery in the South, taught himself to read, and grew up to become an icon. He was a leader of the abolitionist movement, a celebrated writer, an esteemed speaker, and a social reformer, proving that "once you learn to read, you will be forever free."

The story of one of America's most revered figures is brought to life by the text of award-winning author Walter Dean Myers and the sweeping, lush illustrations of artist Floyd Cooper. This picture book biography draws on Frederick Douglass's autobiographies and includes a timeline, making it an excellent source for reports.

A stirring testament to the power of words and daring action to create change" (Publishers Weekly starred review).

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Picturing Frederick Douglass

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Featuring:

  • Contributions from Henry Louis Gates, Jr., and Kenneth B. Morris, Jr. (a direct Douglass descendent)
  • 160 separate photographs of Douglass--many of which have never been publicly seen and were long lost to history
  • A collection of contemporaneous artwork that shows how powerful Douglass's photographic legacy remains today, over a century after his death
  • All Douglass's previously unpublished writings and speeches on visual aesthetics
  • Words Set Me Free: The Story of Young Frederick Douglass

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    The inspirational, true story of how Frederick Douglass found his way to freedom one word at a time.

    This picture book biography chronicles the youth of Frederick Douglass, one of the most prominent African American figures in American history. Douglass spent his life advocating for the equality of all, and it was through reading that he was able to stand up for himself and others. Award-winning husband-wife team Lesa Cline-Ransome and James E. Ransome present a moving and captivating look at the young life of the inspirational man who said, "I would unite with anybody to do right and with nobody to do wrong."