NARRATIVE OF THE LIFE OF FREDERICK
DOUGLASS : AN AMERICAN SLAVE
New York : Signet Classics,
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Frederick Douglass was born into a family of “losers”. You see, the members
of his family were slaves. Talking about a challenge! Sadly, I have to
tell you that this is not fiction. This is a true story! He and his family
were treated far worse than we can ever begin to imagine. But Frederick
was determined not to remain a “loser” or a slave. He taught himself to
read at the age of eight. That was a risky move since it was punishable
by death for a slave to learn to read. Frederick Douglass knew that being
able to read and write would be his only hope of escaping this terrible
life. He went on to become a famous speaker, a leader among African-Americans
and a diplomat to Haiti.
Think your life is too much a challenge? Read this book and think again.
You can read this book in a few short hours but you’ll never look at life
and freedom the same way again. (Jeff Joness, firstname.lastname@example.org,
Computer Teacher, Chicora Elementary, N.Charleston, S.C., USA)
Douglass, Frederick, 1817?-1895.
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