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Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass

Annotation
From the author of Lincoln: A Photobiography, comes a clear-sighted, carefully researched account of two surprisingly parallel lives and how they intersected at a critical moment in U.S. history. Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass were both self-taught, both great readers and believers in the importance of literacy, both men born poor who by their own efforts reached positions of power and prominence Lincoln as president of the United States and Douglass as the most famous and influential African American of his time. Though their meetings were few and brief, their exchange of ideas helped to end the Civil War, reunite the nation, and abolish slavery. Includes bibliography, source notes, and index."

Awards
2012  School Library Journal Best Books of the Year
2013  American Library Association Notable Books for Children

GenreNonFiction
Historical
Juvenile
Political
Biography
TopicsPresidents
Lincoln, Abraham
Biographies
Abolitionists
Grief
History
African Americans
Civil war
Slavery
Selfishness
Social activists
Politicians
Racism
Prejudice