Frederick Douglass: The Lion Who Wrote History

by Walter Dean Myers, Floyd Cooper

On Sale: 01/24/2017

Frederick Douglass: The Lion Who Wrote History

by Walter Dean Myers

illustrated by Floyd Cooper

On Sale: 01/24/2017

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About the Book

In this picture book biography, the late New York Times bestselling author Walter Dean Myers and acclaimed artist Floyd Cooper take readers on an inspiring journey through the life of Frederick Douglass.

Frederick Douglass was a self-educated slave in the South who grew up to become an icon. He was a leader of the abolitionist movement, a celebrated writer, an esteemed speaker, and a social reformer, proving that, as he said, “Once you learn to read, you will be forever free.”

The story of one of America’s most revered figures is brought to life by the text of award-winning author Walter Dean Myers and the sweeping, lush illustrations of artist Floyd Cooper.

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Critical Praise

“Focused, informative writing and strong, effective illustrations combine to make this the go-to Frederick Douglass biography for younger students.” - Booklist (starred review)

“Young readers will certainly come away with an understanding of how one person, in spite of overwhelming odds, can make a difference. Cooper’s signature style brilliantly sings in clear and resounding volumes across every page....A posthumous title of distinction from [Myers].” - Kirkus Reviews

“This picture book biography draws on Frederick Douglass’s autobiographies to examine his motivations and his lasting impact on U.S. history....The events covered are well chosen to give young readers insight into the essence of his life and accomplishments. Recommended for collections looking to further explore Douglass’s legacy.” - School Library Journal (starred review)

“[A] stirring testament to the power of words and daring action to create change.” - Publishers Weekly (starred review)

“Douglass’s life story has a magisterial glow in this posthumous work from the esteemed Myers....Cooper’s realistic, slightly smudged art feels equally consequential, balancing dignity and emotion.” - New York Times Book Review

Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780060277093
  • ISBN 10: 0060277092
  • Imprint: HarperCollins
  • On Sale: 01/24/2017
  • Pages: 40
  • List Price:21.99 CAD
  • Ages: 4 to 8
  • BISAC1 : JUVENILE NONFICTION / Biography & Autobiography / Social Activists
  • BISAC2 : JUVENILE NONFICTION / People & Places / United States / African American
  • BISAC3 : JUVENILE NONFICTION / History / United States / Civil War Period (1850-1877)

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