Facing Frederick: The Life of Frederick Douglass, a Monumental American Man

Facing Frederick: The Life of Frederick Douglass, a Monumental American Man

by Tonya Bolden


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From award-winning author Tonya Bolden comes the fascinating story of one of America’s most influential African American voices

Teacher. Self-emancipator. Orator. Author. Man. Frederick Douglass (1818–1895) is one of the most important African American figures in US history, best known, perhaps, for his own emancipation. But there is much more to Douglass’s story than his time spent in slavery and his famous autobiography. Delving into his family life and travel abroad, this book captures the whole complicated, and at times perplexing, person that he was. As a statesman, suffragist, writer, newspaperman, and lover of the arts, Douglass the man, rather than the historical icon, is the focus in Facing Frederick.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781419725463
Publisher: ABRAMS
Publication date: 01/09/2018
Pages: 208
Sales rank: 497,078
Product dimensions: 5.60(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range: 10 - 14 Years

About the Author

Tonya Bolden has written numerous bestselling books for children and adults, and her work has garnered many awards, including the Coretta Scott King Honor, James Madison Book Award, School Library Journal Best Book of the Year, and YALSA Best Book of the Year. She lives in New York City. Visit tonyaboldenbooks.com.

Table of Contents

A Note on Early Photography vi

1 A Soul to Aspire 1

2 One the World Over 16

3 Ships upon a Stormy Sea 37

4 The Voice of Inspiration 53

5 No Time for US to Leave the Country 66

6 We Are All Liberated 93

7 A New World 111

8 Promises in Your Constitution 127

9 Leaf from a Living Tree 152

Author's Note 170

"Frederick Douglass" Robert Hayden 174

Time Line 174

Notes 181

Selected Sources 193

Acknowledgments 195

Image Credits 196

Index 198

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Facing Frederick: The Life of Frederick Douglass, a Monumental American Man 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
YoungMensanBookParade More than 1 year ago
This book is a historical biography and it is interesting because it is a good biography and is very detailed about Frederick Douglass's life. He wrote many autobiographies although this isn't one of them. He was a diplomat and he loved music which I liked because I think the music of that time was really good. I found this book to really teach you about the person Frederick was and not just the jobs he had. He had so many different professions but the book makes you feel that you learn about who he was as a person. I would recommend this book for ages 10-13 and I give this book 4 stars out of 5. Review by Joshua B, age 14, Greater Los Angeles Mensa