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Rau, Dana Meachen

Summary: Examines the life of the nineteenth-century author famous for the novel "Uncle Tom's Cabin," which denounced slavery and intensified the disagreement between the North and South.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Grosset & Dunlap 2015

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JB BASKET STOWE

Fankhouser, Kris

Summary: "A biography on the African American abolitionist and civil rights leader Frederick Douglass"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: World Book, Inc. 2018

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 DOU

Bolden, Tonya

Summary: Chronicles the life of the abolitionist and his many roles, from former slave and orator to newspaperman, women's rights activist, diplomat, and memoirist.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Abrams Books for Young Readers 2017

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Young Adult Non-fiction, Call number: YA 921 DOU

Myers, Walter Dean

Summary: Presents the life and accomplishments of Frederick Douglass, a self-educated slave in the South who grew up to become a leader in the abolitionist movement, a celebrated writer, an esteemed speaker, and a social reformer.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2017

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 DOU

Murphy, Frank

Summary: "A biography of Frederick Douglass covering his origins as slave and journey to becoming an abolitionist leader"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 2019

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Beginning Readers - Rising Reader (Purple), Call number: JBR PURPLE MUR

Williams, Carla

Summary: Provides information about the Underground Railroad, a network of people in the U.S. who helped slaves escape to freedom; looks at the activities of some of the people who played significant roles in the fight to free the slaves; and explains the signals used to communicate with runaway slaves.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: The Child's World 2022

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 973.7 WIL

Adler, David A.

Summary: An introduction to the life of the woman born into slavery who became a well-known abolitionist and crusader for the rights of African-Americans in the United States.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Holiday House 1994

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JB TRUTH ADL

Keller, Shana

Summary: "Frederick Douglass knew that learning to read and write would be the first step in his quest for freedom. Told from first-person perspective and using some of Douglass's own words, this biography draws from his experiences as a young boy and his attempts to learn how to read and write."--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Sleeping Bear Press 2020

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 DOU

Spinale, Laura

Summary: An illustrated biography of nineteenth-century abolitionist Sojourner Truth, who was born into slavery and fought for the rights of African-Americans and women.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: The Child's World 2022

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 TRU

Adler, David A.

Summary: Fighting with words and weapons, the thirteen individuals profiled in this book stand as heroes in the battle against slavery in America. Whether harboring runaways or leading revolts, speaking out in public squares or in newspapers, these men and women devoted their lives to human rights and the promise of their democracy.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Holiday House 2004

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 326.8 ADL

Cline-Ransome, Lesa.

Summary: "Words Set Me Free is the inspiring story of young Frederick Douglass's path to freedom through reading"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers 2012

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 DOU

Gregory, Josh

Summary: Born into slavery, Frederick Douglass knew from an early age that all people deserved freedom. Readers will discover Douglass’s amazing story, from how he secretly educated himself and taught fellow slaves how to read to how he escaped to freedom and became one of the nation’s most persuasive voices for abolition.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Children's Press, an imprint of Scholastic Inc. 2016

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 DOU

Gorrell, Gena K. (Gena Kinton)

Summary: Details the history of the Underground Railroad from the roots of slavery through the post-Emancipation era by focusing on the lives of the participants.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Delacorte Press 1997

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 973.7115 GOR

Rappaport, Doreen.

Summary: Shares the life of the abolitionist, including his life as a slave, how he learned to read even though it was illegal for him to do so, and his work speaking out against slavery.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Disney, Jump at the Sun 2015

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 DOU

Rockwell, Anne F.

Summary: A biographical look at the former slave who gained renown as an abolitionist and advocate of women's rights.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Alfred A. Knopf 2000

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 Tru

Schmidt, Gary D

Summary: Shows how the hardships of slavery, particularly the loss of her family, caused Isabella Baumfree to walk towards freedom, to re-invent herself as Sojourner Truth, and to continue walking to abolish slavery and for other reforms.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Roaring Brook Press 2018

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JB SOJOURNER TRUTH SCH

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE SCH

Mattern, Joanne

Summary: Introduces the life of a woman who escaped slavery, traveled and made speeches to help free slaves before and during the Civil War, and helped freed slaves to find jobs and houses after the war.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: PowerKids Press 2003

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 TRU

Prince, April Jones.

Summary: Presents the life of the man who escaped slavery in Maryland to become a speaker and writer for abolition and the rights of African Americans and women, focusing on his childhood and youth as a slave.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Grosset & Dunlap, an imprint of Penguin Group (USA) LLC 2014

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 DOU

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in J Non Fic Series, Call number: J 921 DOU

Tackach, James.

Summary: Focuses on the trial of the abolitionist who was hanged for treason and murder following his attempt to capture a military arsenal and arm the slaves for revolt.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Lucent Books 1998

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 973.7116 Tacka

Kerby, Mona.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: F. Watts 1994

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Stacks, Call number: JB DOUGLASS KERBY

Adler, David A.

Summary: Details the life and achievements of abolitionist Harriet Beecher Stowe whose book, Uncle Tom's Cabin, is said to have started the Civil War.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Holiday House 2003

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Stacks, Call number: JB STOWE ADL

Slade, Suzanne.

Summary: Discusses how a former slave and an outspoken woman, who came from two different worlds, shared deep-seated beliefs in equality and the need to fight for it.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Recorded Books 2015

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Juvenile book on CD, Call number: J CD 303.48 Slade 2015

Streissguth, Thomas

Summary: A brief biography of the man who fought against slavery in the Kansas Territory and who led a revolt at Harper's Ferry in 1859.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Carolrhoda Books 1999

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Stacks, Call number: JB BROWN STR

Mills, Deborah

Summary: Alfredo y su papá deben cruzar la frontera en un viaje difícil de México a los Estados Unidos. ¿Encontrarán el nuevo hogar que están buscando en el otro lado? Basándose en hechos reales, esta historia cobra vida gracias a la ilustradora Mexicana Claudia Navarro, y está repleta de notas al final del texto para iniciar conversaciones sobre inmigración.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Barefoot Books 2018

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile World Languages, Call number: J SPANISH 325 MIL

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