A Picture Book of Frederick Douglass

A Picture Book of Frederick Douglass

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Overview

A biography of the man who, after escaping slavery, became an orator, writer, and leader in the abolitionist movement in the nineteenth century.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781595193773
Publisher: Live Oak Media (NY)
Publication date: 02/28/2005
Series: Picture Book Readalongs Series
Edition description: Unabridged
Product dimensions: 9.28(w) x 12.58(h) x 0.33(d)
Age Range: 5 - 9 Years

About the Author

David A. Adler has written more than a hundred books for children, including his well-known Picture Book Biography series. A former teacher, he lives with his family in New York State. Visit him on the web at www.davidaadler.com.

Samuel Byrd is a painter, muralist, and the illustrator of Dancing with the Indians, A Picture Book of Harriet Tubman, and Let Freedom Ring: A Ballad of Martin Luther King, Jr. He lives in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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Picture Book of Frederick Douglass 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
RebeccaMichelet on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Frederick Douglass was born in Talbot Country, Maryland as a slave. He began to work when he was six, and when he was eight, he became a slave of Hugh and Sophia Auld. One day when he was working in a shipyard, he met Anna Murray who helped Frederick plan his freedom. She gave him money to travel north, and by using fake papers, he traveled to New York. On September 15, 1838, he married Anna Murray. After reading an anti-slavery newspaper, he was hired by the paper to talk about his life as a slave, and sell the newspaper. After writing a book, and including his original name, Frederick Bailey, into the text, he went to England so he would not be caught as a runaway slave; after someone in England bought his papers, he became free. He spoke out against prejudice, for women's rights, and helped slaves who were trying to escape and become free. He met with Abraham Lincoln; and then after his wife died, married Helen Pitts. He died at seventy-seven on February 20, 1895.
lauraklandoll on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
A very good picture book about the life of Frederick Douglass. His childhood as a slave, and how he escaped and became a free man, and his work on the underground railroad.I do not remember this kind of book when I was in elementary school. I liked it very much though. I wish we had this then.This is a great book for introducing Frederick Douglass. This is a good book for learning about the underground railroad also.
dhn on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
A Picture Book of Frederick Douglass is a great book for aiding in the study of the events leading up to the Civil War and the African American leaders that led the revolution for freedom. The story of the life of Douglass is told on an elementary level and in narrative form. It begins with his birth into slavery on a farm in Maryland and continues through the struggles faced by any slave born during the time period, and ends with Douglass being able to see the Thirteenth Amendment passed which outlawed slavery. I would use this book in my classroom when studying pre and post Civil War.
lmaddux on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Helps children put pictures with the actual story of Frederick Douglass.