Frederick's Journey: The Life of Frederick Douglass - Doreen Rappaport, London Ladd

It is remarkably easy in this time and place to forget the value of words. Doreen Rappaport provides a powerful reminder of their cost, and their worth, in this new biography of Frederick Douglass. Born a slave, Douglass hungered for knowledge so much that he would give his meager rations to poor white children in exchange for them writing down new words for him to learn. Rappaport punctuates her account of Frederick’s Journey (Jump at the Sun, $17.99) to literacy and, later, to freedom with Douglass’s own inspiring words. London Ladd’s rich illustrations bring the weight of these priceless words to life. Ages 8-11

Frederick's Journey: The Life of Frederick Douglass (A Big Words Book #8) By Doreen Rappaport, London Ladd (Illustrator), London Ladd (Cover design or artwork by) Cover Image
By Doreen Rappaport, London Ladd (Illustrator), London Ladd (Cover design or artwork by)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781423114383
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - November 3rd, 2015