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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

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

Painter, Nell Irvin.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: W.W. Norton 1996

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 TRUTH, SOJOURNER PAI

Blight, David W

Summary: "The definitive, dramatic biography of the most important African-American of the nineteenth century: Frederick Douglass, the escaped slave who became the greatest orator of his day and one of the leading abolitionists and writers of the era. As a young man Frederick Douglass (1818-1895) escaped from slavery in Baltimore, Maryland. He was fortunate to have been taught to read by his slave...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster 2018

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Adult, Call number: 921 DOU

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2 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 DOUGLASS, FREDERICK BLI

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: B DOUGLASS BLI

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

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

Dunbar, Erica Armstrong

Summary: Harriet Tubman is best known as one of the most famous conductors on the Underground Railroad. As a leading abolitionist, her bravery and selflessness has inspired generations in the continuing struggle for civil rights. Now, National Book Award nominee Erica Armstrong Dunbar presents a fresh take on this American icon blending traditional biography, illustrations, photos, and engaging sidebars...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 37 Ink, Simon & Schuster 2019

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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

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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

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

Kilmeade, Brian

Summary: "Upon his election as President of the troubled United States, Abraham Lincoln faced a dilemma. He knew it was time for slavery to go, but how fast could the country change without being torn apart? Many abolitionists wanted Lincoln to move quickly, overturning the founding documents along the way. But Lincoln believed there was a way to extend equality to all while keeping and living up to the...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Sentinel 2021

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Summary: "An new historical anthology from transatlantic slavery to the Reconstruction curated by the Schomburg Center, that makes the case for focusing on the histories of Black people as agents and architects of their own lives and ultimate liberation, with a foreword by Kevin Young. This is the first Penguin Classics anthology published in partnership with the Schomburg Center, a world-renowned...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Books 2021

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 326.8 UNS

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

Douglass, Frederick

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Washington Square Press 2003

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 973.8092 DOU

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

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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

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

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

Stauffer, John

Summary: Picturing Frederick Douglass is a work that promises to revolutionize our knowledge of race and photography in nineteenth-century America. Teeming with historical detail, it is filled with surprises, chief among them the fact that neither George Custer nor Walt Whitman, and not even Abraham Lincoln, was the most photographed American of that century. In fact, it was Frederick Douglass...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Liveright Publishing Corporation 2015

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: OVS 921 DOUGLASS, FREDERICK STA

Douglass, Frederick

Summary: Douglass's autobiography traces his birth into slavery, his escape to the North and the beginnings of the career that was to make him the preeminent spokesman for his people.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Tantor Audio 2009

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 973.8 DOU

David, Alex

Contents: The need for change -- Fighting to be free -- "No union with slaveholders" -- America in 1850 -- The legacy of Sojourner Truth -- Primary source transcriptions.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2021

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in JT Non-Fiction, Call number: JT Debates 326 David 2021

Lester, David

Summary: "Prophet against Slavery illustrates the life and times of an eighteenth-century dwarf abolitionist who performed guerrilla theater against slaveowners and became one of the first to demand immediate and abolition"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Beacon Press 2021

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1 available in Adult Graphic Novels, Call number: 362.8 LES

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

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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

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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

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

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

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

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

Douglass, Frederick

Summary: The story of Frederick Douglass is passionate, harrowing, and inspiring. As a former slave, impassioned abolitionist, gifted writer, newspaper editor, and powerful orator, Douglass was an immense, motivational figure. His early life, filled with physical abuse, deprivation, and tragedy, adds up to a heart-wrenching history. However, he was able to overcome everything that bound a slave to his...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2015

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 DOUGLASS, FREDERICK DOU

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