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Title:
Enemies of slavery
Author:
Adler, David A.
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Publication Information:
New York : Holiday House, [2004]

©2004
Physical Description:
32 pages ; 29 cm
Language:
English
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 6.9 0.5 80705.
ISBN:
9780823415960
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

Fighting with words and weapons, the thirteen individuals profiled in this book stand as heroes in the battle against slavery in America. Whether harboring runaways or leading revolts, speaking out in public squares or in newspapers, these men and women devoted their lives to human rights and the promise of their democracy.


Author Notes

David A. Adler was born in New York City. He attended Queen's College in New York City and later, earned an MBA in Marketing from New York University.

He writes both fiction and non-fiction. He is the author of Cam Jansen mysteries and the Andy Russell titles. His titles has earned him numerous awards including a Sydney Taylor Book Award for his title "The Number on My Grandfather's Arm," "A Picture Book of Jewish Holidays" was named a Notable Book of 1981 by the American Library Association and "Our Golda" was named a Carter G. Woodson Award Honor Book.

(Bowker Author Biography)


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Booklist Review

Gr. 3-6. From President Lincoln and Frederick Douglass to Sojourner Truth and Denmark Vesey, the 14 profiles in this picture book for older children are not chronological biographies, but one-page accounts that focus on the subjects'roles in fighting slavery. Opposite each page of clear text is a dramatic, full-page portrait of the hero, either alone or in a scene of action and confrontation. The not so famous are here, too, including Elijah Lovejoy, who was killed by a mob for publishing an antislavery newspaper. Each profile begins with a stirring quote, and at the back are a useful selective bibliography and source notes for direct quotes. Unfortunately, some references are to general collections of quotations, which won't help kids who want to learn more about an individual, but the illustrated vignettes of heroic runaways, rebels, and abolitionists still provide a compelling introduction to the history. --Hazel Rochman Copyright 2004 Booklist


School Library Journal Review

Gr 3-5-These short sketches about 14 men and women who fought against slavery in the early to mid-1800s include very little biographical information, but do give some scant data about the vision or direction taken in the person's career. Of the people discussed, nine will be familiar to children studying the period (John Brown, Frederick Douglass, William Lloyd Garrison, Abraham Lincoln, Lucretia Mott, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Sojourner Truth, Harriet Tubman, Nat Turner); five may not (Elijah Lovejoy, Charles Sumner, Denmark Vesey, David Walker, Theodore Dwight Weld). One of the true strengths of this book is that most of the short essays include remarks by the subjects or quotations from their works. Unfortunately, the only introductory remarks are printed on the verso of the title page, where many children will overlook them. On each chapter spread, a full-page painting of the subject faces the essay. These illustrations don't add much to the understanding of the text and tend to be somewhat stiff in execution. There are biographies in print on many of these subjects; encyclopedias and single-reference volumes, such as Jessie Carney Smith's Notable Black American Men (Gale, 1998), contain information on the rest.-Ellen Loughran, Library Consultant, Brooklyn, NY (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.