Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass
The Story Behind an American Friendship
By Russell Freedman
(Clarion Books, Hardcover, 9780547385624, 128pp.)
Publication Date: June 19, 2012
Newbery Medal winner Russell Freedman recounts Abraham Lincoln's brief friendship with African American leader Frederick Douglass before and during the Civil War, narrated against the backdrop of race relations and politics. Includes 70 archival photographs.
Russell Freedman received the Newbery Medal for LINCOLN: A PHOTOBIOGRAPHY. He is also the recipient of three Newbery Honors, a National Humanities Medal, the Sibert Medal, the Orbis Pictus Award, and the Laura Ingalls Wilder Award, and was selected to give the 2006 May Hill Arbuthnot Honor Lecture. Mr. Freedman lives in New York City and travels widely to research his books.
"Freedman writes with clarity, intelligence, and a fine sense of detail...a well-researched, wonderfully readable book."--Booklist, starred review"A lucid and fascinating narrative that never sacrifices depth and intellectual rigor...A marvel of history writing that makes complicated history clear and interesting."--Kirkus, starred review "True to form, Freedman relies heavily on period illustrations and primary and secondary sources, breathing life into both men through a generous assortment of their own words."--Horn Book "This book would be an asset for any classroom because it shows how two men set lasting examples of equality, integrity, and selflessness."--VOYA, 5Q 4P M J