Book & Recording Live Oak Media 2005
CS ISBN 1595193723 $16.95 One cassettes
CD ISBN 1595193766 $18.95 One CDs
Adler, a prolific children's book author, has done a good job describing the trajectory of Douglass's life as he moved from being a slave himself to being a freer of slaves and a tireless civil rights activist. Adler includes interesting, often sobering facts that will strike home with children: Douglass's mother only saw him a few times in her life because she had to walk a total of 24 miles to visit him, and he grew up to the reality of slaves being beaten and abused. Narrator Charles Turner, who has a deep and resonant voice, uses just the right matter-of-fact yet serious tones that won't overwhelm young listeners but will make an impression on them. J.C.G. © AudioFile 2006, Portland, Maine [Published: AUG/ SEP 06]
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