Good Layman's Bio of Frederick Douglass?
September 20, 2019 5:44 AM   Subscribe

I am looking for a good layman's biography of Frederick Douglass. I am aware of Prophet of Freedom, but I am looking for something more approachable for a teenager.
posted by The Blue Olly to Education (5 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
Tanya Bolden's Facing Frederick is written for a young adult audience and got great reviews from Kirkus, Booklist, and School Library Journal. (I haven't read it, but I've read and really liked other books by Bolden.)
posted by Jeanne at 6:38 AM on September 20, 2019 [1 favorite]

This is obvious and I’m sure you’ve thought of it, but the Narrative of... is very vivid and approachable itself.
posted by LizardBreath at 6:54 AM on September 20, 2019 [4 favorites]

Seconding LizardBreath, I read the Narraitve of... when I was a teenager and it made a huge impact on me. In fact, I think I'll pick it up to read it again soon.
posted by unid41 at 8:16 AM on September 20, 2019 [1 favorite]

The Life of Frederick Douglass is a great graphic novel biography.
posted by hapaxes.legomenon at 12:14 PM on September 20, 2019

Perhaps as a supplement, the BBC's In Our Time podcast did an episode on Douglas last year.
posted by XMLicious at 12:15 PM on September 20, 2019

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