Frederick Douglass: The Lion Who Wrote History (Hardcover)

The Lion Who Wrote History

By Walter Dean Myers, Floyd Cooper (Illustrator)

HarperCollins, 9780060277093, 40pp.

Publication Date: January 24, 2017

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Description

In this picture book biography, the late New York Times bestselling author Walter Dean Myers and acclaimed artist Floyd Cooper take readers on an inspiring journey through the life of Frederick Douglass.

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."

The story of one of America's most revered figures is brought to life by the text of award-winning author Walter Dean Myers and the sweeping, lush illustrations of artist Floyd Cooper.

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