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A Picture Book of Frederick Douglass (Picture Book Biography)

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After escaping slavery, he became an orator, writer and leader of the abolitionist movement.
Paperback, 32 pages
Published January 1st 1993 by Holiday House
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Sarah Zablotney
Title: A Picture Book of Fredrick Douglass
Author: David A. Adler
Illustrator: Samuel Byrd
Genre: Biography K-2
Theme(s): Slavery, Success, Heroism, Social Studies
Opening line/sentence: “Frederick Douglass was born a slave on a tobacco, corn, and wheat farm in Talbot County, Maryland.”
Brief Book Summary: This book informs readers about the life of Fredrick Douglass. It is an interesting read that will provide readers with both the struggles and victories of Douglass. At the end of the book it displa
Falan Miller
"A picture book of Frederick Douglass" would of not been one of my first choices in books. I piked up this book because of the illustrations and as I read, it was easy to understand. This book was simply about Frederick Douglass' life and some of the things he had to go through.

I liked this book because the illustrations made you feel what the author was trying to present to you. The pictures are more dull but make the story pop. They set the mood and make the story more sad.

This book could be u
Brittney Finck
Oct 31, 2012 Brittney Finck rated it really liked it
This is a biography based on Frederick Douglass. It begins with a brief background on Frederick Douglass, how he was born a slave to his mom and a white man he didn't know, how he began work at six, and how his second master taught him the alphabet. That in itself teaches students that there were less terrible white people back in the slave days. They weren't all brutal masters who beat their slaves, however they may have been married to a mean master. Frederick ended up learning to read from po ...more
Nov 17, 2011 Eagle rated it really liked it
Frederick Douglass is a great book to read about.If you walk in you will find it on your left side.Check it out and find out if it is a good fit book for you.Do the 5 finger test before checking it out.Hopfully you will want to check it out see you there in the LRC.when Frederick was young he was taught how to read by Sophia AUld. When Frederick was about 12 he started to teach children. Check it out in the LRC right now. Rhianna
Nanee Zogaa
Mar 16, 2011 Nanee Zogaa rated it really liked it
Shelves: black-history
The story of frederick douglas as he went from being a slave as a young boy, to being sold off to many different slave owners. Then on to his escape to freedom in the north and spreading the stories of the horror of slavery. Ideal for first grade through third grade levels
Dee Anne
Jul 30, 2010 Dee Anne rated it really liked it
Great children's book about Mr. Douglass. Kids of many ages can enjoy it.
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Adler was born in New York City, New York. He graduated from Queens College in 1968 with a bachelor's degree in economics and education. For the next nine years, he worked as a mathematics teacher for the New York City Board of Education, while taking classes towards a master's degree in marketing, a degree he was awarded by New York University in 1971. In that same year, a question from his then- ...more
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