Two Friends: Susan B. Anthony and Frederick Douglass

by Dean Robbins, Sean Qualls, and Selina Alko

Susan B. Anthony and Frederick Douglass each had a significant impact on America... read more

Susan B. Anthony and Frederick Douglass each had a significant impact on America in their own right, but the two also became friends when they were both living in Rochester, New York, in the mid-1800s. There is a statue in Rochester of the two of them having tea, and Madison author Dean Robbins has imagined what that meeting might have been like and what they might have talked about based on their mutual interest in fighting for civil rights. The text also serves as an introduction to both Anthony and Douglass as people and as change agents in American history. Mixed-media illustrations are at once playfully inventive and historically respectful. (Ages 5–8)

© Cooperative Children's Book Center, Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison, 2017

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