Lincoln and Douglass

An American Friendship

Nikki Giovanni; illustrations by Bryan Collier

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Our 16th president is known for many things: He delivered the Emancipation Proclamation and the Gettysburg Address.He was tall and skinny and notoriously stern-looking. And he also had some very strong ideas about abolishing slavery, ideas which brought him into close contact with another very visible public figure: Frederick Douglass. Douglass was born a slave but escaped in 1838 and became one of the central figures in the American abolitionist movement.

This book offers a glimpse into the unusual friendship between two great American leaders. At a time when racial tensions were high and racial equality was not yet established, Lincoln and Douglass formed a strong bond over shared ideals and worked alongside each other for a common goal.

The acclaimed team behind Rosa, winner of the Coretta Scott King Award and a Caldecott Honor book, join forces once more to portray this historic friendship at a unique moment in time.

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Nikki Giovanni; illustrations by Bryan Collier

 

Nikki Giovanni has written many books of poetry for children and adults. She is the author of Rosa, a Caldecott Honor book, The Genie in the Jar, and Ego-tripping and Other Poems for Young People. Giovanni calls herself, "a Black American, a daughter, a mother, a professor of English." She was born in Knoxville, Tennessee, and grew up in Lincoln Heights, an all-black suburb of Cincinnati, Ohio. She studied at Fisk University, the University of Pennsylvania, and Columbia University.  She published her first book of poetry, Black Feeling Black Talk, in 1968, and since then has become one of America’s most widely read poets. Oprah Winfrey named her as one of her twenty-five “Living Legends.” Her autobiography Gemini was a finalist for the National Book Award, and several of her books have received NAACP Image Awards. She has received some twenty-five honorary degrees, been named Woman of the Year by Mademoiselle Magazine, The Ladies Home Journal and Ebony, was the first recipient of the Rosa L. Parks Woman of Courage Award, and has been awarded the Langston Hughes Medal for poetry.  Nikki Giovanni lives in Christiansburg, Virginia, where she is a professor of English at Virginia Polytechnic Institute. Bryan Collier is the illustrator of the acclaimed Rosa and the author/illustrator of Uptown, winner of the Coretta Scott King Award and the Ezra Jack Keats Book Award. He is also the illustrator of Martin’s Big Words, a Caldecott Honor Book. Mr. Collier lives with his family in New York.

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Lincoln and Douglass
An American Friendship
Nikki Giovanni; illustrations by Bryan Collier

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Unabridged Digital Audio

Unabridged  Digital Audio
Macmillan Audio
Macmillan Young Listeners
January 2013
Unabridged Digital Audio
ISBN: 9781427232335
ISBN10: 1427232334
Picture Book Nonfiction
Age Range: 7 to 11
Grade Range: 2 to 6
$1.99

Hardcover

Hardcover
Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
Henry Holt and Co.
September 2008
Hardcover
ISBN: 9780805082647
ISBN10: 0805082646
Picture Book Nonfiction
8 1/2 x 11 inches, 40 pages, Full-color illustrations throughout
Age Range: 7 to 11
Grade Range: 2 to 6
$16.95

Trade Paperback

Trade Paperback
Square Fish
January 2013
Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781250018694
ISBN10: 1250018692
Picture Book Nonfiction
8 1/2 x 11 inches, 44 pages, full color throughout
Age Range: 7 to 11
Grade Range: 2 to 6
$7.99
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