Frederick Douglass

Frederick Douglass

The Lion Who Wrote History

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A picture book introduction to the inspiring life of the iconic abolitionist describes how he taught himself to read in spite of his status as a slave and how he rose to become a celebrated writer, respected speaker and social reformer. 50,000 first printing.


"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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Presents the life and accomplishments of Frederick Douglass, a self-educated slave in the South who grew up to become a leader in the abolitionist movement, a celebrated writer, an esteemed speaker, and a social reformer.

Publisher: Harpercollins Childrens Books 2017
New York : Harper, an Imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2016]
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780060277093
Branch Call Number: J 973. 8092 DOU
Characteristics: 40 pages : color illustrations
Additional Contributors: Cooper, Floyd


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Jul 06, 2020

Good introduction to this giant of American history. Really good llustrations lift up and support the narrative.

ArapahoeStaff2 Apr 03, 2017

There is a significant amount of text on each page, so this is absolutely a picture book for older children, but the text is also very straightforward, informative, and clear. Frederick Douglass' story is certainly remarkable. The oil illustrations on each page, carefully detailed and masterfully constructed, are truly something brilliant!

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