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Frederick Douglass

by Welch, Catherine A.

Format: Print Book 2003
Availability: Available at 2 Libraries 2 of 2 copies
Available (2)
Location Collection Call #
CLP - Woods Run Children's Biographies j E449.D75 W46 2003
Location  CLP - Woods Run
 
Collection  Children's Biographies
 
Call Number  j E449.D75 W46 2003
 
 
Northland Public Library Children's Biography J B DOUGLASS
Location  Northland Public Library
 
Collection  Children's Biography
 
Call Number  J B DOUGLASS
 
 
Summary
The History Maker Bios series offers introductions to the lives of historical figures found in the core of every history curriculum. Each fascinating true story is filled with illustrations, photographs, artwork, historically accurate caricatures, little-know facts, and more. Born into slavery. Frederick Douglass grew up knowing that the only way he'd ever gain his freedom would be if he look it. Believing that words had the power to change people's minds, he risked harsh punishment, and even his life, to help teach slaves how to read. Once he had escaped, he risked his life again and again to write articles and to speak out about slavery.
Contents
The horrors of slavery
The dream of freedom
Abolitionist
Thunderous words of truth
Winning the war.

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Reviewed with Mary Winget's Eleanor Roosevelt. Gr. 3-5. These appealing life stories from the History Maker Bios series will be handy to have around for research and reports, recreational reading, and as a supplement to social studies units. Both books are written in a conversational tone and are well organized. Welch's inspirational portrait tells of Douglass' hard years as a slave and his daring escape, as well as his later passionate speeches and work to abolish slavery. Equally inspiring is Eleanor Roosevelt's story of helping the poor and fighting for the rights of minorities, even when it wasn't in her husband's political interest. Neither book shies away from controversial topics. Welch discusses the anger many blacks felt when Douglass married a white woman after his first wife's death, and Winget touches on Eleanor's sadness and hurt when she discovers love letters written by one of her friends to her husband. A few archival photographs and several period illustrations enrich Douglass' story. Many black-and-white photographs document Roosevelt's life. A time line, multiple bibliographies, and a list of Web sites are appended. --Lauren Peterson Copyright 2003 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Series History maker bios.
Subjects Douglass, Frederick, -- 1818-1895 -- Juvenile literature.
Douglass, Frederick, -- 1818-1895.
African American abolitionists -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Abolitionists -- United States -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Antislavery movements -- United States -- History -- 19th century -- Juvenile literature.
Abolitionists.
African Americans -- Biography.
Publisher Minneapolis :Lerner Publications Co.,2003
Language English
Description 47 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 23 cm.
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (page 46) and index.
ISBN 0822546728 (lib. bdg. : alk. paper)
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