Voice of Freedom

A Story about Frederick Douglass

From the Series Creative Minds Biographies

  • Interest Level: Grade 4 - Grade 8   ·  
  • Reading Level: Grade 5

Born a slave, Frederick Douglass grew up facing hunger, hard work, and terrible beatings. After overhearing that reading was the key to freedom, Frederick became determined to learn to read. Against all odds, he did learn and escaped from slavery. A powerful and inspirational speaker, Frederick spoke and wrote about his remarkable life and fought for the freedom and equal rights of African American men and women.

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978-1-57505-553-4
$9.99 $9.99
978-1-57505-209-0
$34.65 $25.99
Interest Level Grade 4 - Grade 8
Reading Level Grade 5
Genre Nonfiction
Subject Diversity
Copyright 2001
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint LernerClassroom, Millbrook Press ™
Language English
Number of Pages 64
Publication Date 2001-01-01
Reading Counts! Level 5.1
BISACS JNF007020, JNF007030, JNF007110
Dewey 973.8'092
Graphics 1-color illustrations
Dimensions 5.875 x 8.5
Lexile 820
Guided Reading Level R
ATOS Reading Level 5.5
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 47481
Accelerated Reader® Points 1.0
Features Afterword, Author/Illustrator note, Bibliography/further reading, Index, Table of contents, and Teaching Guides

Illustrator: Jeni Reeves

Jeni Reeves is a painter and children's book illustrator with a background in communication and fine arts. Her illustrated picture books include authors' stories about world culture, history, biography, and folklore. Travel and study fuel Jeni's work, as does an abiding interest in history and language.

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Creative Minds Biographies

Meet some of the world’s most creative minds! Written in story format, these episodic biographies give clear, straightforward accounts of historical figures’ lives. Each true story is accompanied by black-and-white illustrations. View available downloads →