Please join the Newtown Bookshop as we celebrate the release of "Frederick Douglass : Voice for Justice, Voice for Freedom" by Frank Murphy on February 12th at 5:00pm! Frank will be talking about his new book and signing copies! All are invited!!
ABOUT THE BOOK
Frederick Douglass was a keystone figure in the abolitionist movement, and his story has impacted generations of people fighting for civil rights in America. He was born to an enslaved mother and grew up with the horrors of slavery. In the course of his childhood, he was able to learn to read, and soon realized that reading and language were a source of power, and could be the keys to his freedom. Frederick Douglass spoke and wrote about injustice and equality, and his words profoundly affected the conversation about slavery in America. His activism will resonate with kids today who are observing and participating in our activist culture.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Frank Muphy is a teacher who writes and a writer who teaches. His favorite subjects are teaching young writers and teaching leadership. Frank has written several other books for kids, including A BOY LIKE YOU, THE LEGEND OF THE TEDDY BEAR and BRAVE CLARA BARTON. He lives in Bucks County, Pennsylvania. Visit him online at frankmurphybooks.com .
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Carolyn W. Field Award (Pennsylvania Library Association) - Honors Award
2020-2021 Keystone to Reading Elementary Book Award List
2020 Amelia Bloomer List
Winner of the 2019 Eureka Gold Awards
Winner of Best of 2019 Kids Books - Future Classics Category
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