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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

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

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

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

Myers, Walter Dean

Summary: 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."

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Recorded Books 2019

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Multi-Media Kits, Call number: KIT J WHITE MYE

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

Summary: Celebrate African American history with this historic collection of stories. Collection includes: Rosa ; Henry's freedom box ; Lincoln and Douglass ; and, Ellington was not a street. Bonus interview with Nikki Giovanni. Bonus interview with Ellen Levine.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD JUV STO

Schmidt, Gary D.

Summary: Sojourner Truth was born into slavery but possessed a mind and a vision that knew no bounds. So Tall Within traces her life from her painful childhood through her remarkable emancipation to her incredible leadership in the movement for rights for both women and African Americans. Her story is told with lyricism and pathos by Gary D. Schmidt, one of the most celebrated writers for children in...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Recorded Books 2018

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Juvenile book on CD, Call number: JE CD Sojourner 2018

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Multi-Media Kits, Call number: KIT J ORANGE SO

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

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

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

Taylor, Kimberly Hayes

Summary: Profiles the lives of eight Afro-American leaders, including Frederick Douglass, Harriet Tubman, and Booker T. Washington, who were instrumental in abolishing slavery or helping former slaves achieve full citizenship.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Oliver Press 1996

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Young Adult Non-fiction, Call number: YA 920 TAY

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

Walker, David

Summary: A graphic novel biography of the escaped slave, abolitionist, public speaker, and most photographed man of the nineteenth century, based on his autobiographical writings and speeches, spotlighting the key events and people that shaped the life of this great American.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Ten Speed Press 2018

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 741.5 WAL

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

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

Cecelski, David S.

Summary: "Abraham H. Galloway (1837-70) was a fiery young slave rebel, radical abolitionist, and Union spy who rose out of bondage to become one of the most significant and stirring black leaders in the South during the Civil War. Throughout his brief, mercurial life, Galloway fought against slavery and injustice. He risked his life behind enemy lines, recruited black soldiers for the North, and fought...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: University of North Carolina Press 2012

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 GALLOWAY, ABRAHAM Cecelski

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

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

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

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

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Douglass, Frederick

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Washington Square Press 2003

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

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

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Painter, Nell Irvin.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: W.W. Norton 1996

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

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