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Lincoln and Douglass: An American Friendship
by Nikki Giovanni

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List Price: $16.95 (store prices may vary)
Format: Hardcover
Classification: Children’s
Page Count: 40
ISBN13: 9780805082647
Imprint: Henry Holt & Company (BYR)
Publisher: Macmillan
Parent Company: Verlagsgruppe Georg von Holtzbrinck

Book Description:


Our 16th president is known for many things: He delivered the Emancipation Proclamation and the Gettysburg Address.He was tall and skinny and notoriously stern-looking. And he also had some very strong ideas about abolishing slavery, ideas which brought him into close contact with another very visible public figure: Frederick Douglass. Douglass was born a slave but escaped in 1838 and became one of the central figures in the American abolitionist movement. This book offers a glimpse into the unusual friendship between two great American leaders. At a time when racial tensions were high and racial equality was not yet established, Lincoln and Douglass formed a strong bond over shared ideals and worked alongside each other for a common goal. The acclaimed team behind Rosa, winner of the Coretta Scott King Award and a Caldecott Honor book, join forces once more to portray this historic friendship at a unique moment in time.

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