Grades 3 - 5
Grade level Equivalent: 5.6
Lexile Measure®: 880L
Guided Reading: P
- General Nonfiction
- African American History
- Civil War Period and Reconstruction
- American Civil War
- Slavery, Underground Railroad, Abolition
About This Book
This book explores the childhood and character of Frederick Douglass, including the events that shaped the life of this former slave, who later became an abolitionist and an advisor to Abraham Lincoln.
In clear, vernacular prose, Newbery-finalist James Lincoln Collier creates insightful character studies of our most well-known American figures. He addresses such questions as who is the human being behind the face on the dollar bill, the statue, and the portrait? What was it in their childhood, their nature, or their experience that led them to make a difference? By blasting through the myths surrounding our heroes, we see them as they really were, with their conflicts, their fears, their shortcomings, and their ambitions. We come to know them and so to admire their achievements all the more. Illustrated with archival photos and striking original art by Greg Copeland. Each book also contains a map.
• Award-winning author
• Reveals surprising, little–known details about famous Americans
• Blends stunning original art with archival reproductions
• Character studies of our most well–known American figures