Some people had rights, while others had none.<br></br>Why shouldn’t they have them, too?<br></br><br></br>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.<br></br><br></br>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. <i>Two Friends</i> is beautifully illustrated by Selina Alko and Sean Qualls, the husband-and-wife team whose <i>The Case for Loving</i> received three starred reviews! <i>Two Friends</i> includes back matter with photos of Susan B. Anthony and Frederick Douglass.
Dean Robbins is a journalist and children’s book author. His previous books include <i>Two Friends: Susan B. Anthony and Frederick Douglass</i>, illustrated by Sean Qualls and Selina Alko, and <i>Miss Paul and the President</i>, illustrated by Nancy Zhang. He lives in Madison, Wisconsin, with his family. You can visit him at deanrobbins.net.<br>
Selina Alko grew up in Canada and has been a painter since she was a child. She loves mixing materials together to create artwork for her award-winning children’s books. Besides working in her studio, Selina likes to travel, be involved in her community, and spend time with her children. Selina makes her home in Brooklyn, NY, with her family and their two parakeets, Sunny and Snowy.