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Frederick Douglass: The Last Day of Slavery

by William Miller

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This is a book on the early life and situations of Fredrick Douglass. This book opens us into the issues of his early childhood, being born into slavery as well as dealing with an oppressive master and losing his mother to a slave trade. This story serves to inspire young readers and allows them to see how slavery was, but also leaves much left for young readers to ask. ( )
  lpittman | Jan 25, 2017 |
This biography tells the life of Frederick Douglass before he escaped slavery. In the book, it tells how his grandma raised him and he had never seen his father and hadn't seen his mother in years. When he got older the slave breaker wanted to break him because he seen something different in Frederick Douglas but he could not break him. I think it's an interesting book because most books would probably talk about everything he had done after he had escaped slavery. Everything that made him famous, but it's good to know his background information before all of the fame. ( )
  lasmith7 | Oct 27, 2016 |
Where was Fredrick Douglass born? What books did he like to read? How did he learn to read? Did he teach himself? What else did he do with his life? Frederick Douglass: The Last Day of Slavery disappointed me. I could not tell what was fact and what was fictionalized. The title also does not fit the book. It is not about Frederick Douglass's last day as a slave. I did not know there was someone called a breaker to break the spirit of slaves. This book could be used as an introduction to Frederick Douglass, but students will need more information about him than this book gives to fully understand what he did for African Americans. ( )
  L.Fleming | Feb 6, 2016 |
This book tells the story of the early years of Frederick Douglass's life. He was born into slavery and was raised by his grandmother. This story covers just some of the beatings and abuse he survived while working on the plantation. The story ends with Douglass showing courage by standing up to the slave breaker. The story is heartfelt and does a great job of not sugar coating slave experiences. The color tones and illustrations used help tell the story of Frederick Douglass. ( )
  jgum | Jan 28, 2016 |
In my opinion, this is a very interesting, informational book. The authors writing was very poignant, particularly when he described how Douglass “felt the blows on his back,” when the old man was whipped. The language and style are easy to read and engaging. The nonfiction aspect of this story is executed very well. It was organized and informational, and I appreciated hearing the backstory of a hero of which I am familiar. It allowed readers to truly understand the backstory of Frederick Douglass, and why he was so passionate and proactive during his fight to end slavery. The message of this story is of how incredible and heroic Frederick Douglass truly is, and how a series of events led to a breaking point in which he knew he had to stand up for his beliefs. ( )
  mkatz9 | Oct 3, 2015 |
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Named a Smithsonian magazine "Notable Children's Book" and a Hungry Mind Review "Children's Books of Distinction" Finalist, this inspiring story exemplifies how--as Douglass himself said--books and learning are "the pathway from slavery to freedom." A teacher activity guide is available to accompany this book. Full color.

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