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Frederick Douglass

"Truth Is of No Color"

Series: Americans—The Spirit of a Nation

By Michael A. Schuman

In September 1838, Frederick Douglass jumped aboard a train leaving Baltimore. He faced a long and dangerous journey as a runaway slave, but Douglass believed freedom was worth the risk. When he reached New York City, Douglass basked in his newfound freedom. He worked hard and risked his life to end slavery in the United States, and he became one of the most famous abolitionists, writers, and orators in American history.

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Reviews

"Well paced with an appealing layout, this title presents a clear portrait of one man’s impact and legacy while giving a broad overview of slavery."

Children's Literature

"These balanced titles successfully sort fact from fiction and demonstrate the passion and determination that established both Douglass's and Barnum's places in history."

The Horn Book Guide, Fall 2009

"These new titles in this series continue an established tradition of excellence. The books are well-researched, informative, and enjoyable to read . . . Chapter notes are also included, which provide an excellent tool for teaching source citation. This series will not only prove to be a valuable tool for research, but also a wonderful choice for biography enthusiasts."

Library Media Connection, posted October 2009

". . . this entry . . . is an engaging introduction to the famous abolitionist . . . Students will appreciate the browser-friendly layout, featuring short blocks of text introduced with headlines that will help them easily pinpoint relevant facts . . . this title . . . will attract readers for research and for personal interest alike."

Booklist, June 1 & 15, 2009

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