Frederick Douglass, Author, Milton Meltzer, Editor, Stephen Alcorn, Illustrator Harcourt Children's Books $22 (220p) ISBN 978-0-15-229492-2
Extracts from writings and speeches by the 19th-century abolitionist are paired with Alcorn's dramatic linocuts. (Jan.) Melba Patillo Beals, who as a teenager in 1957 became a key player in a critical civil rights struggle, has abridged for young readers her affecting adult title Warriors Don't Cry: A Searing Memoir of the Battle to Integrate Little Rock's Central High School (Pocket/Archway, paper $3.99, ages 11-up ISBN 0-671-89900-7). The original edition was reviewed in Nonfiction Forecasts, March 28, 1994. (Feb.). African American children star in one new and one reissued title added to HarperFestival's Let's Read Aloud series: Eloise Greenfield's Honey, I Love, originally published in 1978, receives homey new illustrations by Jan Spivey Gilchrist, who also provides the artwork for Greenfield's bucolic On My Horse ($7.95 each, ages 2-5, 20p, ISBN 0-694-00579-7; -00583-5, Jan.).
Escape from Slavery: The Boyhood of Frederick Douglass in His Own Words
In her brief foreword to this significant book, an abridgment of the first of three autobiographies penned by the one-time slave and abolitionist, Coretta Scott King notes that her late husband was Continue reading »
Richard Allen pulls out all the stops in his narration of Douglass’s third autobiography, even singing—in a surprisingly rich and mellifluous voice—the spirituals transcribed by the author. This Continue reading »
This omnibus volume collects three noted autobiographical works by Douglass (1818-1895), the ex-slave who became one of the nation's most powerful advocates, on the stump and in print, for abolition Continue reading »