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A Picture Book of Frederick Douglass

by David A. Adler

Other authors: Samuel Byrd (Illustrator)

Series: Picture Book Biographies

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Frederick Douglass was an African American born into slavery. After being a slave for most of his life, he planned his escape. He fled to New York where worked as a sweeper and a loader. After a few months, he began to write his memoir.Throughout the Civil War he continued to speak out against prejudice and racism. He died at age 77.

I think that the book does an exceptional job at highlighting the key events in Frederick Douglass' life. I thought it was interesting that the illustrator actually included an illustration of a slave being whipped. The picture showed Frederick's Aunt Hester tied to a hook and being whipped by the slaveowner as he hid in the closet. I think it's smart to not hide the cruelty of slavery from young kids. It's important that the understand what happened and how it affected slaves. I like that there is a gradual build up through Frederick's life and that it simply doesn't skip from one key event to the next. ( )
  tstato1 | Oct 27, 2014 |
A Picture Book of Frederick Douglass is all about the informational life of Frederick Douglass. I liked this book for a few reasons but either way liked it! The first reasons is the illustration style of the book, the way they make him seem fits the biography's flow. You can tell from the cover and when he fought the slave owner that they were important parts, the artwork did them both justice. I also liked the topic that it was about, a biography about an amazing individual in a not so amazing time of America's history. Writing about a topic and making sure to not leave anything out in the mans life, including slavery and war, was a good call on the authors part. ( )
  mduval7 | Oct 1, 2014 |
This is picture book biography of Frederick Douglass. This book would be great in incorporating social studies into reading. Frederick Douglass escaped slavery and went on to become a leader in abolishing slavery. I recommend this book to grades 1 and up. ( )
  aloupe | Apr 21, 2014 |
Great lessons and tells of his friendship with Abe Lincoln. Great history of the south and black history. Grades 2-6
  CaseyKamps | Dec 9, 2013 |
This is a picture book biography of Frederick Douglass' life. This book is appropriate for elementary school age kids. It is simple for kids to follow, and they can learn more about slavery and the underground railroad while learning about an important person from American history. ( )
  JillSmith23 | Apr 17, 2013 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0823412059, Paperback)

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

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

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