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Young Frederick Douglass: The Slave Who Learned to Read.

Story Stats

Rating: 4
Grade Level: 4, 5
Page count: 6


Linda Walvoord

Appeared in

Cricket Magazine Vol 25, Num 8, April 1998

Story Summary

A nicely told biographical sketch of a young Frederick Douglass who teaches himself to read, eventually escapes to freedom and becomes a lecturer, journalist and defender of the rights of African-Americans.