Born into slavery, Frederick Douglass hungered for knowledge and freedom. He escaped from slavery, eventually bought his freedom, and then traveled around the world lecturing against the system of slavery. This great orator and journalist inspired abolitionists across America in the late 19th century. These popular readers include easy-to-read information, fun facts and trivia, humor, activities and a whole lot more. They are great for ages 7-12 (grades 2-6), because although simple, these readers have substance and really engage kids with their stories. They are great for social studies, meeting state and national curriculum standards, individual and group reading programs, centers, library programs, and have many other terrific educational uses.