Words Set Me Free: The Story of Young Frederick Douglass
Words Set Me Free: The Story of Young Frederick Douglass
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Words Set Me Free: The Story of Young Frederick Douglass

Written by Lesa Cline-Ransome & illustrated by James E. Ransome
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5 - 9
Reading age
32
Page count
60
Words per page
790L
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Jan 3, 2012
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“Words Set Me Free is the inspiring story of young Frederick Douglass’s path to freedom through reading”–

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    Lesa Cline-Ransome

    Lesa Cline-Ransome is the author of many books for children, including My Story, My Dance: Robert Battle & Journey to Alvin Ailey, which was an ALA Notable Book, an IRA Notable Book for a Global Society, and an NCTE Orbis Pictus Recommended title for Outstanding Nonfiction for Children; Satchel Paige, an ALA Notable Book and a Top 10 Sports Book for Youth; and Words Set Me Free: The Story of Young Frederick Douglass, which The New York Times Book Review called, “visceral, intimate, and plainly told, this story is sure to move young children, and also motivate them to read more.” Her books were all illustrated by her husband, James E. Ransome. A graduate of the Pratt Institute, she holds a master’s degree in early childhood and elementary education from NYU. She lives with her family in upstate New York. Visit her at LesaClineRansome.com.

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    James E. Ransome

    James E. Ransome’s highly acclaimed illustrations for Before She Was Harriett received the 2018 Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honor. His other award-winning titles include Coretta Scott King Honor Book Uncle Jed’s Barbershop; Sweet Clara and the Freedom Quilt; and Let My People Go, winner of the NAACP Image Award. He frequently collaborates with his wife, author Lesa Cline-Ransome. Some of their titles include Game Changers: The Story of Venus Serena Williams, which received four starred reviews; My Story, My Dance: Robert Battle’s Journey to Alvin Ailey; and Words Set Me Free: The Story of Young Frederick Douglass. Mr. Ransome teaches illustration at Pratt Institute and lives in upstate New York with his family. Visit James at JamesRansome.com.

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Book Details

ISBN
9781416959038
Publication Date
January 3, 2012
Publisher
Simon and Schuster-Paula Wiseman Books
Page Count
32
Words Per Page
59.625
Audience
Picture
Reading Age
5 - 9 years
Lib. of Congress (LCCN)
2011013323
Lexile® Level
790L
Est. Fountas & Pinnell Level
~S
ATOS® Book Level
4.4
Accelerated Reader® Points
0.5
Accelerated Reader Quiz
149506
Accelerated Reader Interest Level
LG

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