Facing Frederick: The Life of Frederick Douglas

By Tonya Bolden
Level 9

Facing Frederick: The Life of Frederick Douglass by Tonya Bolden is a fantastic read about a very important character in the abolition of slavery. Written more like a biography than a story, at times it felt a little dry as biographies can sometimes be, but it was well written, easy to follow, and was an inspiring true account. Frederick Douglass was born into slavery but freed himself and went on to be a valuable champion in both speaking engagements and writing for the end of slavery. I especially appreciated the many photos and illustrations that helped make the life of Frederick Douglass come to life and kept the book more engaging than it otherwise might have been . I also feel that the book did a great job tackling some of the more disturbing facts of slavery in the United States tastefully. I think this is a great option for learning more about the history of slavery in the United States, the Civil War, and the characters who helped end slavery.

(Reviewed by an Official Good and Beautiful Reviewer)

Region United States
Period 1800s
Genre Biography
Digital Format Audiobook, E-book
The Good and the Beautiful Library No
  • Audiobook
  • E-Book
  • 3.5 Entertainment Value
  • 5 Moral Value
  • 5 Educational Value
  • 5 Literary Value
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