Michael L. Printz Award winner and Margaret A. Edwards Award recipient Walter Dean Myers is a five-time winner of the Coretta Scott King Award. He is the author of Handbook for Boys; Patrol: An American Soldier in Vietnam; Monster; Bad Boy: A Memoir; and the Newbery Honor Books, Scorpions and Somewhere in the Darkness. He lives in Jersey City, NJ, with his family. You can visit Walter Dean Myers online at www.walterdeanmyersbooks.com.
"Focused, informative writing and strong, effective illustrations combine to make this the go-to Frederick Douglass biography for younger students." -- Booklist (starred review)"Young readers will certainly come away with an understanding of how one person, in spite of overwhelming odds, can make a difference. Cooper's signature style brilliantly sings in clear and resounding volumes across every page....A posthumous title of distinction from [Myers]." -- Kirkus Reviews"This picture book biography draws on Frederick Douglass's autobiographies to examine his motivations and his lasting impact on U.S. history....The events covered are well chosen to give young readers insight into the essence of his life and accomplishments. Recommended for collections looking to further explore Douglass's legacy." -- School Library Journal (starred review)"[A] stirring testament to the power of words and daring action to create change." -- Publishers Weekly (starred review)"Douglass's life story has a magisterial glow in this posthumous work from the esteemed Myers....Cooper's realistic, slightly smudged art feels equally consequential, balancing dignity and emotion." -- New York Times Book Review