Lincoln and Douglass: An American Friendship

Lincoln and Douglass: An American Friendship Review

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.

Title:Lincoln and Douglass: An American Friendship
Edition Language:English

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  • Scope

    Does it feel like your Lincoln section is getting a bit crowded? This year hasn’t helped matters. 2009 is the 200th anniversary of the man’s birth and any time you look under your stovepipe hat (w...

  • Rob Chappell

    On the eve of this year's Presidential election, I decided to read this intriguing book about the friendship between Abraham Lincoln, our 16th President, and Frederick Douglass, an abolitionist who wa...

  • Laura G

    I enjoyed this introduction to the friendship between Lincoln & Douglass, and Bryan Collier's illustrations are absolutely gorgeous. The illustration of the trees with faces on them on the page depict...

  • Laura

    Read aloud to 6-year-old grandson. Not a lot of information, biographical or historical, but enough to get us started to look for more elsewhere, and the illustrations are very nice....

  • Nicole Duncan

    This is a great book for historical references and for looking at the way that race was perceived during this time period. Historical Fiction...

  • Nicole Baher

    I absolutely loved this book. Not only did it teach me part of history that I had either forgotten or was unaware of, but it also gave me so many ideas of how to use it in the classroom. This could be...

  • Nichole

    Lincoln and Douglass by Nikki GiovanniIllustrator, Bryan Collier, does a beautiful job of showing the story. One photo that particularly stood out to me has Lincoln standing with six big trees in the ...

  • Tasha

    At a reception celebrating his second inauguration, President Abraham Lincoln scans the crowds for his friend Frederick Douglass. Though one man was black and the other white, one a slave and the othe...

  • Megan Willis

    Before reading this book, I had no idea that Lincoln and Douglass were friends! Of course I knew that they both worked hard to end slavery, but I guess that I assumed that they were not close because ...

  • Karina

    History becomes suddenly interesting with the story of "Lincoln and Douglass" through the use of detailed, colorful illustrations and meaningful text. The author does a great job of describing the tru...