Frederick Douglass: The Lion Who Wrote History

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$17.99  $16.73
Quill Tree Books
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9.3 X 12.0 X 0.5 inches | 1.01 pounds

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About the Author

Walter Dean Myers was the New York Times bestselling author of Monster, the winner of the first Michael L. Printz Award; a former National Ambassador for Young People's Literature; and an inaugural NYC Literary Honoree. Myers received every single major award in the field of children's literature. He was the author of two Newbery Honor Books and six Coretta Scott King Awardees. He was the recipient of the Margaret A. Edwards Award for lifetime achievement in writing for young adults, a three-time National Book Award Finalist, as well as the first-ever recipient of the Coretta Scott King-Virginia Hamilton Award for Lifetime Achievement.

Floyd Cooper has illustrated more than one hundred books for children. He received the Coretta Scott King Award for his illustrations in The Blacker the Berry and three Coretta Scott King Honors for his illustrations in Brown Honey in Broomwheat Tea, I Have Heard of a Land, and Meet Danitra Brown. He lives in Easton, Pennsylvania, with his growing family: Velma, Kai, Dayton, Melissa, and grandson, Niko.


"Young readers will certainly come away with an understanding of how one person, in spite of overwhelming odds, can make a difference. Cooper's signature style brilliantly sings in clear and resounding volumes across every page....A posthumous title of distinction from [Myers]."--Kirkus Reviews
"Douglass's life story has a magisterial glow in this posthumous work from the esteemed Myers....Cooper's realistic, slightly smudged art feels equally consequential, balancing dignity and emotion."--New York Times Book Review
"Focused, informative writing and strong, effective illustrations combine to make this the go-to Frederick Douglass biography for younger students."--Booklist (starred review)
"This picture book biography draws on Frederick Douglass's autobiographies to examine his motivations and his lasting impact on U.S. history....The events covered are well chosen to give young readers insight into the essence of his life and accomplishments. Recommended for collections looking to further explore Douglass's legacy."--School Library Journal (starred review)
"[A] stirring testament to the power of words and daring action to create change."--Publishers Weekly (starred review)