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Facing Frederick: The Life of Frederick Douglass, a Monumental American Man

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Frederick Douglass (1818–1895) is best known for the telling of his own emancipation. But there is much more to Douglass’s story than his time spent enslaved and his famous autobiography. Facing Frederick captures the whole complicated, and at times perplexing, person that he was. Statesman, suffragist, writer, and newspaperman, this book focuses on Douglass the man rather than the historical icon.

ISBN-13: 9781419725463

Media Type: Hardcover

Publisher: ABRAMS

Publication Date: 01-09-2018

Pages: 208

Product Dimensions: 5.60(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.00(d)

Age Range: 10 - 14 Years

Tonya Bolden has written numerous bestselling books for children and adults, and her work has garnered many awards, including the Coretta Scott King Honor, James Madison Book Award, School Library Journal Best Book of the Year, and YALSA Best Book of the Year. She lives in New York City. Visit

Table of Contents

A Note on Early Photography vi

1 A Soul to Aspire 1

2 One the World Over 16

3 Ships upon a Storing Sea 37

4 The Voice of Inspiration 53

5 No Time for Us to Leave the Country 66

6 We Are All Liberated 93

7 A New World 111

8 Promises in Your Constitution 127

9 Leaf from a Living Tree 152

Author's Note 170

"Frederick Douglass" Robert Hayden 174

Time Line 174

Notes 181

Selected Sources 193

Acknowledgments 195

Image Credits 196

Index 198