Friends for Freedom: The Story of Susan B. Anthony & Frederick Douglass

Friends for Freedom: The Story of Susan B. Anthony & Frederick Douglass


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Their friendship changed a nation.

No one thought Susan B. Anthony and Frederick Douglass would ever become friends. The former slave and the outspoken woman came from two different worlds. But they shared deep-seated beliefs in equality and the need to fight for it. Despite naysayers, hecklers, arsonists, and even their own disagreements, Susan and Frederick remained fast friends and worked together to change America. 

This little-known story introduces young readers to two momentous personalities in American history and to their fiery passion for human rights and equality.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781580895699
Publisher: Charlesbridge
Publication date: 12/06/2016
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 40
Sales rank: 1,168,923
Product dimensions: 7.80(w) x 9.80(h) x 0.30(d)
Age Range: 6 - 9 Years

About the Author

Suzanne Slade is a former engineer and the author of more than ninety books for children, including Climbing Lincoln’s Steps, The House That George Built, Susan B. Anthony: Fighter for Freedom and Equality, and Frederick Douglass: Writer, Speaker, and Opponent of Slavery. She lives near Chicago.

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In the fall of 1849, Susan quit teaching and moved home to the family farm near Rochester, New York. Before she even unpacked her bags, she hopped back into the wagon, grabbed the reins from her father, and drove those horses straight into town. She couldn’t wait to meet the man her father talked so much about—the man who made a daring escape from slavery, gave eloquent speeches about equality, and stood up for women.


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