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Who Was Frederick Douglass?, Prince, April Jones

Who Was Frederick Douglass?

Authors: Prince, April Jones
Series: Who Was?
Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group
BISAC/Subject: JNF007110, JNF007070, JNF007020
Grade: 3 - 12
ISBN: 9780698187245, Related ISBNs: 0448479117, 0448479125, 0451484398, 0451484401, 0698187245
Classification: Non-Fiction
Number of pages: 112
Audience: Children/juvenile
Synopsis: Born into slavery in Maryland in 1818, Frederick Douglass was determined to gain freedom--and once he realized that knowledge was power, he secretly learned to read and write to give himself an advantage. After escaping to the North in 1838, as a free man he gave powerful speeches about his experience as a slave. He was so impressive that he became a friend of President Abraham Lincoln, as well as one of the most famous abolitionists of the nineteenth century.

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