Words Set Me Free

Words Set Me Free

The Story of Young Frederick Douglass

Illustrated by: James E. Ransome
For Ages: 5 - 9
  • common core
The inspirational, true story of how Frederick Douglass found his way to freedom one word at a time.

This picture book biography chronicles the youth of Frederick Douglass, one of the most prominent African American figures in American history. Douglass spent his life advocating for the equality of all, and it was through reading that he was able to stand up for himself and others. Award-winning husband-wife team Lesa Cline-Ransome and James E. Ransome present a moving and captivating look at the young life of the inspirational man who said, “I would unite with anybody to do right and with nobody to do wrong.”
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  • Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books | 
  • 32 pages | 
  • ISBN 9781416959038 | 
  • January 2012 | 
  • Grades K - 4
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About the Author

Lesa Cline-Ransome
Photograph courtesy of author

Lesa Cline-Ransome

Lesa Cline-Ransome is the author of several books for children including the award-winning Satchel Paige and Major Taylor, Champion Cyclist, both illustrated by her husband, James Ransome. A graduate of the Pratt Institute, she holds a Master's Degree in Early Childhood and Elementary Education from NYU. She lives with her family in upstate New York. Visit her at LesaClineRansome.com.

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