Words Set Me Free: The Story of Young Frederick Douglass

Words Set Me Free: The Story of Young Frederick Douglass

Lesa Cline-Ransome James E. Ransome / Jul 22, 2019

Words Set Me Free The Story of Young Frederick Douglass 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 Af

  • Title: Words Set Me Free: The Story of Young Frederick Douglass
  • Author: Lesa Cline-Ransome James E. Ransome
  • ISBN: 9781416959038
  • Page: 121
  • Format: Hardcover
  • 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 andThe 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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    1. There is a lot to appreciate in this title. I like the idea of showing the events that formed a famous activist--I think it's great for young people to understand that who we are as adults is directly related to who we are as children. I also appreciate that James Ransome didn't shy away from showing some of the raw indignities of slavery, from the children being forced to eat like animals or the ropes binding hands or the beatings & physical harm. However, I am having a super hard time with [...]


    2. The powerful and inspiring story of how words literally set Frederick Douglass free. Not crazy about the use of first-person narrative for a biography.


    3. Words Set Me Free is a beautifully illustrated look at the young life of Frederick Douglass. Lexi and Kate (6 & 7) were gripped by the story of how Frederick was born and separated from his mother, fed from a trough, and treated so poorly, as just a boy their age. How Frederick learned to read and built upon his basic instruction was very inspiring. His love for others propelled him to teach many other slaves to read.The book flowed so well until the end, where we learn of one escape attempt [...]


    4. Another small slice, a chapter of a biography. I enjoy these where the authors spend the time and space in the book to focus on a moment of interest: in this one on just how Douglass learned to read and write and how this made him 'unfit to be a slave.' This is one of few biographies I have read so far where violent treatment of enslaved people was mentioned directly, although this was only hinted at subtly in a shadow in one illustration.



    5. "Words Set Me Free" is the story of how reading, and eventually writing, empowered a young Frederick Douglass to escape from slavery. At the age of eight, Douglass was transferred to a new master whose wife began to teach the young boy to read, unaware of the repercussions this act would have when her husband discovered the lessons. Enraged, he banned Douglass from any further education, yet it was too late; the spark had been ignited in Douglass’ spirit. Eventually Douglass devised a plan to [...]


    6. A quick biography of Frederick Douglass' early years and the key to his freedom. Beautiful illustrations, and a courageous story of a young man determined to open the door on the written world to break the chains of slavery. A great reminder for everyone on the importance of reading (and learning in general) to grow the person. No content issues; Frederick mentions getting in trouble for learning how to read, and the picture shows him cowering away from a scary shadow, but no violence shown. Rea [...]


    7. I loved everything about this book! The only thing that I wanted at the end was for it to keep going! I now want to know more about Frederick Douglass and his life. The illustrations are beautiful and the writing, from the point of view of a young Frederick, is masterful. Wonderful book and I look forward to having it in my home and classroom libraries.This is one of my picture book selections.


    8. Really interesting biography of focusing on a portion of Frederick Douglass's life. I loved how the author uses this story to show how reading, and eventually writing, empowered a young Frederick Douglass to escape from slavery. Wonderful example to young readers. Biograhphy



    9. Each page is a beautiful artistic recreation of history. Unfortunately, there is a problem with connecting the pages together.On the other hand, the reading of this story put my listener to sleep.


    10. I love that more and more children's authors have a chance to place histories like Frederick Douglass into the hands of young readers. I liked how it didn't hide from the past, but I wish the ending did not change Frederick Douglass's own personal history. He did not become free based on his ability to read/write/educate himself. He was a free man because he was strong enough in mental and physical strength to be freed via the Underground Railroad and with that freedom he was an advocate to form [...]


    11. Just in time for Black History Month is a handsome new picture book biography of iconic abolitionist, orator and author Frederick Douglass, written and illustrated by the husband-wife team of author Lesa Cline-Ransome and illustrator James E. Ransome. Told in the first person by Frederick, the story introduces us to the young slave's boyhood and the influence that the power of reading had on his life. Raised by his grandmother as a young child, Frederick was sent away at the tender age of eight [...]


    12. BIOGRAPHY - WORDS SET ME FREE is about Frederick Douglass and his journey from a slave to a free man. This book primarily focused on how much he wanted to learn how to read and the struggles he went through to achieve that. Being a slave, he was not allowed the privileges that many other individuals received, but luckily, a woman he called Missus, read the Bible and taught him letters. When his master found out about Frederick and Missus' reading lessons, he immediately ended it. Any form of rea [...]


    13. Glee is in short supply in Words Set Me Free, but that's to be expected when you recount the life of Fredrick Douglass who started life as a slave and finished it as a respected and erudite abolitionist. In chronicling Douglass' nascent memories of his mother, his workload, and his powerlessness, there's not a whole lot of glee to go around.Still the illustrations, lush watercolors that bring a sepia toned time frame into technicolor liveliness, work well with this story. This child's world is s [...]


    14. I have read several biographies on Frederick Douglass before. I have always been fascinated with his life story. However, I have never read a kid’s book on him or seen one about his childhood – before the Underground Railroad. So when I saw this book on the new kid’s biography shelf I knew I needed to read it It is strictly about his childhood and written with the intended age of 6-10 year olds. I absolutely loved the story. (view spoiler)[It starts with him being on a plantation with h [...]


    15. This is just so good. To give my thoughts some context, I started reading None Dare Call It Conspiracy today and had a great discussion with a friend who is passionate about the historical patterns of forms of government. I've got freedom and constitutional republics and the kind of slavery that could be our future if we do not abide by the principles of freedom as laid out by the Founders on my mind. All this to say that this book, while I'm sure is moving and inspiring on a normal day, has me [...]


    16. Filled with luminous acrylic and oil paint illustrations that show the curiosity, wonder, and exhaustion of its subject as he learned about the world around him, this picture book biography describes the harsh early days of the man who would become Frederick Douglass. Separated from his mother early, young Frederick lived with his grandmother on a large plantation until being sent to work for a family in Baltimore. His mistress there, Sophia Auld, taught him the letters of the alphabet, somethin [...]


    17. "Words Set Me Free: The Story of Young Frederick Douglass" by Les Cline-Ransome tells the amazing, true story of Frederick Douglass as a young slave trying to lean how to read. Although this book is categorized as a biography, it is written in the first person, making it seem like that much more of a personal story. This book is simplistically, yet artistically written in a way that both intrigues and inspires the reader. It gives an excellent recount of the childhood of Frederick Douglass and i [...]


    18. Frederick Douglass was born a slave in Talbot County, Maryland. In this story, Lisa Cline-Ransome tells about his childhood and being loaned out as a slave in Baltimore. His master's wife taught him how to read, a dangerous and unusual skill for a slave to have. After Douglass's master dies, he's sent back to the plantation for back-breaking labor and teaches other slaves to read in secret. Douglass hatches a plan to use his words to literally set himself free -- he writes his own pass so that h [...]


    19. 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 th [...]


    20. CLN - Caldecott possibility #4MY VOTE: #1 "Oh No!" by Candace Fleming and Eric Rohmann #2 "Extra Yarn" by Mac Barnett #3 "A House Held Up by Trees" by Ted Kooser and Jon Klaassen #4 "Words Set Me Free: The Story of Young Frederick Douglass" by Lesa Kline-Ransome and John E. Ransome"Words Set Me Free: The Story of Young Frederick Douglass" is an important story, though it has been told well many times, in many formats.Though the book is gorgeously illustrated (my favorite was the spread with the [...]


    21. Beautifully written picture book biography of Frederick Douglass. Written as though being told be the man, himself, and it is very effective. Bright yellow endpapers contrast with the darker, deeper color used throughout the book. Powerful words and images work together to portray the brutality of slavery. I love the way the author stresses Frederick's great desire to learn to read, how he persevered and used his knowledge to help other slaves. Interesting that the author chose to end the book w [...]


    22. This picture book tells the story of Frederick Bailey, who would grow up to become the great Frederick Douglass. His biography is also the story of the power of the written word and the ability to read. Born a slave, Frederick was separated from his mother early in life and sent to live with his Grandmamma. His mother would walk 12 miles at night to see him while he slept. At age 8, Frederick was sent to work for another master in Baltimore. It was there that he first learned his letters, until [...]


    23. An inspirational account of Frederick Douglass' childhood. As a young child, he was separated from his mother and sent to live with his grandmother. At eight years old, Frederick was sent to Baltimore to work for Hugh Auld where his master's wife taught him how to read. This simple act changed the course of his life as learning to read "would forever unfit him to be a slave." Frederick yearned to learn and the words he learned "lit a candle" to his world. Upon his return to the Great Farm House, [...]


    24. This book is about the life of Fredrick Douglass as a young boy. It told of him being in slavery as a child, and how he learned how to read and write. He talks about his mother how she would travel to come to see him until she was sick and couldn't come anymore. All though he wasnt with him mom, he had other people watching over him from time to time, like his grandmother, and the cook. He was taught to read, when he wasn't suppose to know how, and once that gate was opened he had the desired to [...]


    25. The text in this book is fairly long, with complex language. However, it's a great read-aloud book for older students. Words Set Me Free traces Frederick Douglass's journey from child slave to adult freeman. It's a great introduction to this incredibly important person. I used this book at the beginning of the school year to help my 5th & 6th graders think more deeply about the importance of literacy and its connection with freedom. We also discussed how Frederick Douglass was a leader and a [...]


    26. Words Set me Free: The Story of Young Frederick Douglass is a lexile level 890 which translates to a level T. The target reading level for 5th grade is T,U and V by the end of 5th grade. Excellent biography written so that children can understand and appreciate. Had the pleasure of hearing the author speak about the way she writes books. How are Fredrick Douglass's human rights violated? NYS CC Standard: Students Will Determine the meaning of general academic and domain specific words and phrase [...]


    27. One of our 5th grade history standards includes understanding the reality of the slavery situation. Words Set Me Free would be a wonderful addition to this social studies instruction. It's the type of biography that young readers will really enjoy. But the message throughout the story of how it was truly words that set Frederick Douglass free is incredibly powerful.This is also a Cybils nonfiction picture book nominee this year.


    28. "Liberty, justice, abolition. These powerful words set young Frederick on a mission. Born a slave, he was secretly taught how to read by his slaveowner's missus. Once discovered, he was forbidden to continue studying, but this did not stop him. He found clever ways to keep learning and eventually his reading, writing, and speaking skills are what set him free and many others as a result. This book will inspire you and make you want to learn more about this true American hero."


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