18th out of 58 books — 15 voters
Frederick Douglass for Kids: His Life and Times, with 21 Activities
Few Americans have had as much impact on this nation as Frederick Douglass. Born on a plantation, he later escaped slavery and helped others to freedom via the Underground Railroad. In time he became a bestselling author, an outspoken newspaper editor, a brilliant orator, a tireless abolitionist, and a brave civil rights leader. He was famous on both sides of the Atlantic...more
Paperback, 144 pages
Published June 1st 2012 by Chicago Review Press
To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.
U.S. Army Center Of Military History Reading List 2012
Microhistories For Juveniles – Social Histories of Things, Events and People
15th out of 47 books — 23 voters
More lists with this book...
(showing 1-30 of 30)
With extensive information as well as photographs and other illustrations, this book on the life and times of Frederick Douglass is about as complete a coverage as anyone could want. Douglass's life from birth to death and everything in between is documented and explained in an engaging way that middle grade students can easily understand. Sidebars with biographical information and pictures of minor historical figures are helpful, and I especially appreciated the photographs of sites where Dougl...more
May 07, 2012 Donna McDine rated it 5 of 5 stars Recommends it for: teachers, parents, librarians, grandparents
Step through the pages of Frederick Douglass for Kids: His Life and Times, with 21 Activities (For Kids series) and travel the timeline of Douglass’ journey from birth through his perseverance of overcoming slavery to his death in 1895. His inspiring and turbulent life as told through Nancy I. Sanders’ expert research and compilation will have the reader turning the pages with eagerness to learn about each and every accomplishment and heartbreaking defeat. Accompanied with 21 activities to forge...more
“Frederick Douglass was a man of decisions. As a child, he made the decision to learn to read and write because he realized literacy was the path to freedom. When he was a young man, he decided to take freedom into his own hands and escape from slavery. As an abolitionist, he decided to publish his personal story…, even though he knew it would endanger his life. And when he had the chance to live in England enjoying peace and equality, he decided to return home… and fight for the freedoms of his...more
If you're looking for a book about Frederick Douglass, look no more. "Frederick Douglass for Kids" by Nancy I. Sanders, is a great book with everything readers would want to know about this important civil rights leader and abolitionist. In addition to following Douglass' life from birth through events leading up to his invitation to the White House by Abraham Lincoln, the book contains nearly two dozen activities that will open a window into this fascinating period of American history. A defini...more
Aug 16, 2012 Lizzie rated it 4 of 5 stars
Very rich biography with tons of details. Great activities for anyone preparing Civil War history for kids.Probably too long for read a biography assignment, but a great second or third source. The most interesting bit was on mircofinancing which could be a really interesting discussion with kids. Also, great one for DC residents.
In this engaging story of Frederick Douglass, award-winning author Nancy I. Sanders provides readers with an in-depth, age-appropriate telling of a man who worked hard to change his life and the lives of others in bondage. From his humble beginning as Frederick Bailey to his contributions to freedom for all, Sanders shares the story of Douglass with compassion. Her research is proven through the numerous details and historical photographs. Readers will find many factoids throughout the book, and...more