Frederick Douglass

Frederick Douglass, born a slave, became one of the greatest figures in African-American history. He was the first African American to run for the office of Vice President, in 1872, and a writer, editor, speaker and statesman as well. He fought for the abolition of slavery and also for the rights of women to vote. For more on African-American History, see the Black History Month feature, and for more on the Civil Rights Movement, see The American Civil Rights Movement feature.

Words Set Me Free: The Story of Young Frederick Douglass

Words Set Me Free: The Story of Young Frederick Douglass

Lesa Cline-Ransome
Illustrator:  James E. Ransome 
Historical Fiction Picture Book
For ages 7 to 9
Simon and Schuster, 2012   ISBN: 978-1416959038
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Frederick Douglass

Frederick Douglass

George E. Stanley
Illustrator:  Meryl Henderson 
Historical Fiction  Series
For ages 8 to 10
Simon and Schuster, 2008   ISBN: 978-1416955474
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Frederick Douglass: Young Defender of Human Rights

Frederick Douglass: Young Defender of Human Rights

Elisabeth P. Myers
Illustrator:  Cathy Morrison 
Nonfiction
For ages 9 to 12
Patria Press, Inc, 2007   ISBN: 978-1882859573
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Frederick Douglas: Slave, Writer, Abolitionist

Frederick Douglas: Slave, Writer, Abolitionist

Brenda Haugen
Nonfiction
For ages 12 and up
Compass Point Books, 2005   ISBN: 978-0756508180
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Lincoln and Douglass: An American Friendship

Lincoln and Douglass: An American Friendship

Nikki Giovanni
Illustrator:  Bryan Collier 
Nonfiction Picture Book
For ages 7 to 9
Henry Holt, 2008   ISBN: 0805082646
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