Born into slavery in 1818, Frederick Douglass discovered that knowledge is power. His journey toward freedom began when he learned to read and write---and culminated in 1838 when he escaped from his master, later becoming a famous abolitionist. Prince captures the hardships and victories of his remarkable life in this engaging, kid-friendly biography.
Born into slavery in Maryland in 1818, Frederick Douglass was determined to gain freedom--and once he realized that knowledge was power, he secretly learned to read and write to give himself an advantage. After escaping to the North in 1838, as a free man he gave powerful speeches about his experience as a slave. He was so impressive that he became a friend of President Abraham Lincoln, as well as one of the most famous abolitionists of the nineteenth century.
April Jones Prince is the author of several children's books, including Who Was Mark Twain?