In All About Frederick Douglass, readers ages 9 – 13 years of age will learn about Frederick Douglass.
Frederick Douglass was born into slavery, but successfully escaped to the north in 1832 after teaching himself to read and write.
He became a masterful lecturer for the American Anti-Slavery Society and dedicated his life to equality. His writing helped him spread his ideas of justice, and he wrote three autobiographies, which were wildly successful around the world.
Frederick Douglass advised the eight American presidents from Abraham Lincoln to Benjamin Harrison, and he promoted the rights of oppressed groups.
He envisioned a country with universal justice, and one that would ensure equality by law no matter one’s race, gender, or ethnicity. He never stopped talking about the evils of slavery, and he advocated for the rights of all Americans.
All About Frederick Douglass has illustrations throughout it and is geared mainly toward children in grades 4th through 8th.
About the Author
Robin L. Condon earned her B.A. from Johns Hopkins University, her M.A. from University of Chicago, and is currently a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Chicago. Robin is the editor at the Center for Ray Bradbury Studies, and the Textual Editor for Institute for American Thought. Condon served for six years as an editor of the Frederick Douglass Papers project before joining the Bradbury Center. She authored the volume introduction for the critical edition of Life and Times of Frederick Douglass (Yale University Press, 2013). She is currently writing about Douglass as a reader, and her interests include Bradbury and race as well as Bradbury as a twentieth-century historian.
Bryan Janky is the illustrator of All About Frederick Douglass. He attended college at the American Academy of Art in Chicago, where he obtained a degree in illustration. Bryan has always focused his skills and efforts towards becoming a children’s book illustrator. Aside from illustrating, Bryan draws caricature portraits and designs customized resumes.