Learn about the abolitionist Frederick Douglass and his fight for freedom in this Step 3 Biography Reader!
Frederick Douglass was a keystone figure in the abolitionist movement, and his story has impacted generations of people fighting for civil rights in America. He was born to an enslaved mother and grew up with the horrors of slavery. In the course of his childhood, he was able to learn to read, and soon realized that reading and language were a source of power, and could be the keys to his freedom. Frederick Douglass spoke and wrote about injustice and equality, and his words profoundly affected the conversation about slavery in America. His activism will resonate with kids today who are observing and participating in our activist culture.
Step 3 Readers feature engaging characters in easy-to-follow plots about popular topicsfor children who are ready to read on their own.
About the Author
FRANK MURPHY has taught a wide variety of grades in elementary and middle school. A history buff, baseball fan, and popular speaker, Frank is the author of many fun historical fiction books for young readers, including several popular Random House Step into Reading History Readers.
NICOLE TADGELL is an award-winning African American illustrator for children. Her luminous, expressive illustrations warmly portray life for children of all races.