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Two Friends: Susan B. Anthony and Frederick Douglass Read an excerpt

Two Friends: Susan B. Anthony and Frederick Douglass

By Dean Robbins   Illustrated by Sean Qualls   and Selina Alko   

Scholastic Inc | ISBN 9780545399968 Hardcover
32 Pages | 10.52" x 11.08" | Ages 4 to 8

Susan B. Anthony and Frederick Douglass dicuss their efforts to win rights for women and African Americans.

Some people had rights, while others had none.

Why shouldn’t they have them, too?

Two friends, Susan B. Anthony and Frederick Douglass, get together for tea and conversation. They recount their similar stories fighting to win rights for women and African Americans. The premise of this particular exchange between the two is based on a statue in their hometown of Rochester, New York, which shows the two friends having tea.

The text by award-winning writer Dean Robbins teaches about the fight for women’s and African Americans’ rights in an accessible, engaging manner for young children. Two Friends is beautifully illustrated by Selina Alko and Sean Qualls, the husband-and-wife team whose The Case for Loving received three starred reviews! Two Friends includes back matter with photos of Susan B. Anthony and Frederick Douglass.

Raves & reviews:

Praise for The Case for Loving:

"Despite the gentle way this book unfolds, the language and images deal a blow to racist thinking and just might inspire the next generation of young civil rights activists." — Kirkus Reviews, starred review

"Inspirational, never heavy-handed, and appropriate for just about everyone." — Booklist, starred review