Words Set Me Free: The Story of Young Frederick Douglass

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Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books, Jan 3, 2012 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 32 pages
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The inspirational, true story of how Frederick Douglass found his way to freedom one word at a time.

This picture book biography chronicles the youth of Frederick Douglass, one of the most prominent African American figures in American history. Douglass spent his life advocating for the equality of all, and it was through reading that he was able to stand up for himself and others. Award-winning husband-wife team Lesa Cline-Ransome and James E. Ransome present a moving and captivating look at the young life of the inspirational man who said, “I would unite with anybody to do right and with nobody to do wrong.”

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Review: Words Set Me Free: The Story of Young Frederick Douglass

User Review  - Victoria Becker - Goodreads

Excellent biography written so that children can understand and appreciate. Had the pleasure of hearing the author speak about the way she writes books. How are Fredrick Douglass's human rights' violated? He was a slave! Read full review

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User Review  - Ms.Kunz - LibraryThing

This wonderfully illustrated story is a gentle way to introduce young readers to Frederick Douglas, slavery, and the power of learning. Read full review

About the author (2012)

Lesa Cline-Ransome is the author of Satchel Paige and Major Taylor, Champion Cyclist, both illustrated by James E. Ransome.

James E. Ransome’s highly acclaimed illustrations for Let My People Go won the NAACP Image Award. His other award-winning titles include Coretta Scott King Honor Book Uncle Jed’s Barbershop by Margaree King Mitchell, Deborah Hopkinson’s Under the Quilt of Night, and Satchel Paige, written by his wife, Lesa Cline-Ransome. Mr. Ransome teaches illustration at Syracuse University and lives in with his family in upstate New York. Visit him at JamesRansome.com.

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